2011 WOLF Class to Focus on Board Service, Communications

January 7, 2011 Bookmark and Share

Thirteen growers will travel to Washington, D.C. a bit early next week to undergo training as part of the 2011 Wheat Organization Leaders of the Future (WOLF) program.

WOLF is designed as an advanced leadership program of the NAWG Foundation for state wheat grower leaders who will soon become members of the NAWG Board of Directors.

The program focuses on the responsibilities of Board members, NAWG’s structure and leadership skills. This year, a special focus will be online communications, with training from Michele Payn-Knoper, a professional speaker and trainer and active participant in the agricultural community on the Web.

Other sessions will focus on training the incoming Board members in NAWG communications and advocacy work and on Board orientation.

The WOLF program is put on annually as a regular Foundation program. It is generously sponsored by Bayer CropScience, and Bayer representatives will join the growers throughout the program’s sessions Saturday and Sunday.

The 2011 WOLF class includes:

  • Joseph Anderson, Idaho
  • Ben Barstow, Washington
  • Caleb Crew, South Dakota
  • Mark Duam, Nebraska
  • Garner Egg, Minnesota
  • Brian Eggebrecht, Montana
  • Paul Fruendt, Oklahoma
  • Mark Linnebur, Colorado
  • Jack Norman, Texas
  • Walter Powell, Oregon
  • Freddie Streit, Texas
  • Curtis Vap, Oklahoma
  • John Weinand, North Dakota