Ag Leadership attends training

AGFORESTRY LEADERSHIP CLASS 41, not in order: Name, Title, Employer, City Justin Becker AVP - Branch Manager Northwest Farm Credit Services Olympia Ben Cochrane Dryland Wheat Farmer Cochrane Sons Farms Kahlotus Caitlyn Evans Attorney Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward Wenatchee Glynis Gordon State Lands Forester Washington Department of Natural Resources Vancouver Daniel Gore Continuous Improvement Specialist Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Prosser Craig Gyselinck Environmental Assistant Manager Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District East Wenatchee Ashley Hatfield Director of Strategy & Analytics, AgServices Lamb Weston Pasco Joshua Heinicke Production Columbia Fruit Packers East Wenatchee Margaret Homerding Shellfish Program Manager Nisqually Indian Tribe Olympia Kai Itameri General Manager Garrison Creek Cellars Walla Walla Kaerlek Janislampi Rights of Way Specialist Washington Department of Natural Resources Lacey Jenny Knoth Director of Environmental Affairs Green Crow Olympia Justin Lanman Director of Clam and Oyster Farming Taylor Shellfish Shelton Kelly Lawrence District Ranger USDA Forest Service Naches Brock Leonard Agronomist Sunheaven Farms LL Prosser Heidi Morris Account Manager Agrofresh Prosser Courtney Naumann Environmental Planner Anchor QEA Seattle Wes Tracy Forester III Weyerhaeuser Company Aberdeen Hailey Wertenberger Sales Associate Sage Fruit Company Wapato Emmett Wild Farm/Natural Resource Planner Skagit Conservation District Stanwood Will Wiles Assistant Winemaker Col Solare Pasco

AgForestry Leadership Program Welcomes Class 41

We are pleased to announce the selection of Leadership Class 41 for the AgForestry Leadership Program.
AgForestry is a leadership development program for emerging leaders in agriculture, forestry & natural resources. Over 18 months, class members will attend 11 educational seminars throughout Washington State on topics pertinent to leadership in natural resources, a 1-week seminar in Washington DC and 2-weeks in a selected foreign country. AgForestry cultivates the next generation of leaders to be a voice for natural resources.
Class members are selected through a highly competitive application and interview process. The program helps participants develop the skills needed to positively impact and enrich lives and communities in Washington State and throughout the world with leading edge solutions for challenges faced by agriculture, forestry and natural resources. Each leadership class has a diverse representation of commodity sectors, natural resource industries and related services. Strong leadership is necessary now more than ever with evolving technology, challenges in the global economy, and regulatory changes in government. Few things touch our lives more in Washington State than our agriculture, forestry and natural resource industries. They provide successful livelihoods, quality of life for millions and collectively make the largest economic impact in the state.
The program is valued more than $26,000 per participant, with over $20,000 funded by Giving Partners of the Foundation. Of every dollar contributed, 90+ cents goes directly to Program Services.
The Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation is primarily supported by private donors and is guided by its mission to cultivate leaders in agriculture, forestry and natural resources who communicate, cultivate, inspire and serve.
For additional information, please contact the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership
Program at 8817 E. Mission, Suite 201, Spokane, WA  99212, phone (509) 926-9113 or email

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