Introducing FarmFirst's New Leadership Program

Now is the time to be a leader. Join FarmFirst Future Dairy Leaders for 2020!

Be a part of the new 'FarmFirst Future Dairy Leaders' Program! As a complimentary program to the Young Cooperators activities, the purpose of this Leadership Program is to enhance members’ leadership skills and their understanding of cooperative business practices. This program is for all members of all ages and management styles. 

Each day-long program will focus on developing participants’ leadership skills set and their overall perspective on what it means to be a leader in the dairy industry and within a dairy cooperative. Participants will hear from and network with dairy leaders, including plant owners, cheesemakers, leading dairy economists, other dairy cooperative leaders, as well as other agricultural agency experts. 

Participants will complete this Leadership Program with a greater sense and understanding of what it means to be a member of a cooperative and the important role they play in guiding the cooperative into the future. Participants will also walk away from the program with a greater understanding of the industry they work in and the resources available to them. 

Program Details:
The Leadership Program includes four one-day classes focused on three main areas: 
  • Discovering Your Strengths & Understanding Cooperative Business – March 4, 2020
  • Understanding Your Industry – April 8, 2020; August 19, 2020
  • Raising Your Voice – October 21, 2020

Apply to be part of the first Leadership Program today! Application period closes on January 13.  Enrollment is open to members of all ages and interests!