Applications are now available for the eighth class of the Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI), sponsored by the Holstein Foundation.
Class 8 will have on-site meetings in Albuquerque, NM, in early February 2013 and 2014. Applications are due to the Holstein Foundation office by Aug. 1, and may be downloaded from the Holstein Foundation web site, www.holsteinfoundation.org.
YDLI is a unique, three-phase dairy leadership program for young adults, ages 22 to 45, who are involved in the industry as active dairy producers or members of allied industry.
Utilizing interactive workshops and a hands-on learning approach, along with individual projects, YDLI takes place in three phases over a 12-month period of time.
Each participant develops top-tier skills and the lasting personal network needed to succeed in today's dairy business.
Up to 75 applicants are selected for each class from across North America, diverse in their backgrounds and roles within the industry. English-speaking international applicants are considered.
Holstein Foundation staff host an informational webinar for people interested in learning more about Young Dairy Leaders Institute before applying.
The webinar is scheduled for Friday, June 15, from 1-1:30 p.m. Eastern time, and will cover program structure and content, time commitments, and question and answer time.
A recent YDLI graduate will be on the webinar to address questions from a participant's perspective. Sign up for the info session at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/313434294.
For more information, contact Lindsey Worden, communications manager, at 800-952-5200, ext. 4096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.