The Foundation, in cooperation with agribusiness companies, operates several leadership development programs. These programs provide training for the next generation of leaders in the wheat industry and are a critical investment in our future.
Current programs include:
Wheat Organization Leaders of the Future (WOLF)
Sponsored by Bayer CropScience, this annual program provides advanced leadership training for state wheat grower leaders who will soon become part of the NAWG Board of Directors. The program focuses on the responsibilities of Board members, governance, media relations and lobbying.
Syngenta Women’s Leadership at Its Best
This program, a project of the NAWG Foundation and Syngenta, is designed to engage women in farm management and leadership. The program is held every other year, with sessions focusing on the policy process, media training, communication styles, public speaking and leadership skills.
Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow (WILOT)
Sponsored and produced annually by Monsanto in partnership with the Foundation, this program is targeted at producers who want to become more involved in wheat grower associations and includes sessions on leadership styles and communication; major policy and economic issues facing the agricultural industry; and effectively engaging the public through new and traditional media outlets.
Another program the Foundation does with the help of Syngenta is the Executive Training program. Designed to allow state wheat association executives to continue to develop their leadership skills as well as obtain more information on developing their state associations, the Executive Training program offers many leaders opportunities they might not have otherwise.