Accepting Applications for Focus Agriculture Class of XXVIII

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Focus Agriculture is Agri-Culture’s “first-in-the-nation” educational program. It is an opportunity for community leaders to participate in a nine-session intensive program acquiring knowledge about a broad spectrum of agriculture. The once-a-month day-long seminars, including farm tours and hands-on experience, cover such topics as:

  • Production and labor
  • Ethnic groups in agriculture
  • Government relations and politics
  • Regional diversity of commodities produced
  • Environment and technology
  • Marketing and foreign competition
  • Farm tours and hands-on experience

Agri-Culture will grant each class member $1,500 toward the tuition expense. The class member will pay the remaining $500. One hundred dollars will be refunded if the participant has achieved 100% attendance for all sessions.

Now accepting applications

Twenty participants will be chosen for Class XXVIII. Seminars will be held one Friday each month, unless otherwise scheduled, commencing Friday, March 10, 2017. You can read more on the Focus Agriculture FAQs page.

Applications are due Friday, Januay 13, 2017.

Download application

Applications are also available at the Agri-Culture office:
141 Monte Vista Ave, Watsonville
(831) 722-6622

Online application

You can download and complete a PDF application, or complete the form below.


Contact Information

  • All communications and information regarding the class will be sent via email so please provide the email address most appropriate for your immediate attention.

 

Application Questions

  • Please answer the following questions in full. You may email a resume or additional materials to fully respond; however, each of the following questions below must be answered.

 

References

  • List three people who may be contacted to provide information about your qualifications as a Focus Agriculture participant

 

Submission

  • I understand that if I am chosen for the program, a $500 fee will be charged for my participation. ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS WILL BE REFUNDED AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM IF I ACHIEVE 100% ATTENDANCE FOR ALL SESSIONS. If I miss two sessions, I may be removed from the program.

    Deadline: Applications must be received by the Agri-Culture Office by Friday, January 13, 2017.

    Late applications will be prioritized last for purposes of equitable consideration.

 

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