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Program Overview

A program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, AGL provides:

  1. Cutting-edge knowledge of emerging industry issues and trends.
  2. An understanding of political and agricultural systems.
  3. Industry connections with peers and leaders throughout Georgia.
  4. Multi-faceted leadership development.
  5. Peer coaching and a personal leadership project.

Tuition for the program is $4,000 and can be paid in part at the beginning of the program with the remainder being due by the second year of involvement. The domestic/international experience is optional and our participants are responsible for partial payment to be agreed upon 6 months in advance of travel.

After the program, participants report increased knowledge of their personal leadership behaviors, increased likeliness to pursue further leadership roles, and a greater network across Georgia’s agriculture, forestry and allied sector space.

Study and Travel

Each AGL class is customized to include emerging industry issues and trends while meeting the desired leadership development needs of the selected program participants. The 2022-2024 class is designed as a two-year program, beginning in August, that includes five in-state institutes, a national institute, and an optional week-long domestic/international experience. The curriculum is designed with a variety of interactive sessions, including personality and behavior inventories, media training and team building, all focusing on professional leadership development.

External experiences that expand participants’ industry networks are interwoven throughout the curriculum, which incorporates on-site experiences, small group discussions, guest speakers, expert panels, simulations, tours, and reflection. Sessions are designed to allow participants the opportunity to interact with private business leaders, government leaders, state and federal agency personnel, and university faculty and staff.