Salinas, CA (January 7, 2013) – The Grower-Shipper Association Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013 AgKnowledge program now through February 15, 2013. Applications are available at the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation website: http://growershipperfoundation.org/agknowledge. Applications must be received by February 15, 2013 in order to be considered. For questions, please contact Darlene Din at 831-422-9007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members are encouraged to apply to the nine-month AgKnowledge executive leadership program, which is focused on educating participants about the heritage, diversity, stewardship, and complexity of Monterey County agriculture and the interdependencies of agriculture, local government, and the community.
AgKnowledge courses focus on issues affecting and influenced by the local agricultural industry, including food safety and security, labor and immigration, technology, marketing, conservation, urban/agriculture interfacing, air, water and much more. More than twenty fellows spend one Friday per month over the course of the program attending forums and visiting farms, processing facilities and meeting leaders and innovators in the industry. One of the program’s most popular facets is “Day with a Farmer” – a day spent with a local grower becoming immersed in agriculture from a boots on the ground perspective.