CLASS XIV Call for Applications
Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Recruiting Class XIV Candidates
The Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program has announced a challenge to rural community and agricultural leaders across the state to help surface the pool of candidates for KARL Class XIV (2017-2019).
Al Davis, President of KARL, Inc and KARL Program director asks current key leaders to nominate emerging leaders in their spheres of influence. The application process for Class XIV is open now through April 15. Selection takes place in May after the interview process. The pool of candidates will be vying for fellowships in the 14th offering of the intensive program now set for operation from May of 2017 to May of 2019.
“The class members evaluate each seminar and the curriculum committee of the board weighs every suggestion for improvement with trends and issues critical to the future of agriculture, our rural communities, state, national and global trends. The end result is a constantly evolving curriculum. The KARL Program will be increasing the use of group interaction through strategic thinking and collaboration techniques at the request of the class members. “The class members enjoy the challenge of working as teams with differing viewpoints to solve problems so we will be featuring collaboration in the forefront of every single seminar,” according to Davis.
KARL’s mission is to provide first-class leadership development for agricultural and rural stakeholders by designing and offering challenging and illuminating education and enrichment programs, as well as a forum for continuous engagement, Davis said. The program doesn’t end with the two year training experience. Rather, the alumni become lifelong members of the KARL Program. The two-year KARL Program training experience carries a value over $26,000 per person. Since no tax revenues are utilized for the program, funding is provided by contributions from the private sector, according to director Davis. Donations from individuals, organizations, companies, corporations and foundations provide 4/5ths of the program’s budget. Participants pay a tuition fee each of the two years for the remaining costs. Anyone wishing to invest in their own future by supporting the program can make tax deductible contributions directly to KARL at 101 Umberger Hall, Manhattan KS 66506. Call (785)532-6300 to nominate a qualified young leader, or to personally request an application. For more information visit the program website to learn more about the current class curriculum, alumni, program goals and more at www.karlprogram.com/.
KARL Applications can be downloaded in PDF at http://karlprogram.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Class-XIV-App-form-fill.pdf or as word http://karlprogram.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Class-XIV-Application-locked.docx
Student Assistant at KARL
Hello! My name is Kaylor Nordhus, I am the new Projects Coordinator. I will be reaching out to you within the next couple of months about making updates to your profile. I am a freshman at Kansas State University, studying Apparel and Textiles Marketing and Mass Communications, and a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. I am originally from Wichita, KS, and graduated from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. While I live in Wichita, my family owns a farm in Harper County. Once I graduate, I am hoping to become a Public Relations representative for a fashion label, perhaps working hand-in-hand to improve the relationship between the apparel and textile market and the agricultural industry. I am excited to see where these next four years of college take me!
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