Wednesday, December 4, in Westlake Village, Calif., UnitedAg celebrated the graduation of the 3rd Leadership Class of the WomenAg Leadership Academy and the 2nd Emerging Leaders Academy.
Ten members of the third WomenAg Leadership Academy and four members of the second Emerging Leaders Academy celebrated the completion of their leadership development experience. Reception and dinner were held at the Westlake Village Inn in Westlake, CA.
The event was attended by UnitedAg directors, trustees, committee members, members and family. Guest speakers included AJ Cisney of Rancho Guadalupe, Veronica Urzua-Alvero of Church Brothers, LLC / True Leaf Farms, LLC and Raul Solis of Curation Foods, Inc.
The graduation was a culmination of a one-year program that focused on the unique needs of agriculture. The fourteen members of the graduating class were identified as rising leaders who participated in workshops and coursework designed to develop their leadership skills.
“It is such an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to grow and develop your leadership skills”, says AJ Cisney, UnitedAg Board Chairman. “To have an organization support your leadership development is priceless. Uncovering and discovering is a journey that will only make us better leaders.”
The fourteen members of the graduating class are Donna Bares, UnitedAg, Kristi Besson, AgSafe, Chris Christian, CA Strawberry Commission, Sarah Gargan-Baxter, Kaweah Pump, Connie James, Plantel Nurseries, Tiffany Pedulla, Alta Vista Farms, Casey Rosenberg, Ocean Breeze Farms, Kacy Smith, Valley Farm Management, Ashli Sturgil, The Zenith, Debi Wilson, Saticoy Lemon Association, Steve Geer, Markon Cooperative, Ricky Moreno, Red Dog Management, Daisy Ochoa, Merrill Farms and Richard Rosete, UnitedAg.
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