Agriculture Leadership Network

About the Program

The goal of the Agriculture Leadership Network (ALN) is to provide training to increase leadership and advocacy skills at the state and national level throughout the program. During this time there will also be a focus on networking opportunities for participants with influential ag figures in the Northwest Minnesota and the Red River Valley Region. Participants will be selected based on their current involvement in agriculture and priority will be given to those emerging leaders who are actively engaged in farming and ranching.

Participants will be responsible to pay $1,000 for the program; $500 due August 12, 2023 and $500 due July 1, 2024. Cost includes meals, airfare, hotels, and training as provided.

Program Timeline

  • Program enrollment fee deadline for year one ($500): August 12, 2023
  • Kick-Off Meeting: September 13, 2023, Big Iron Farm Show, Fargo, ND
  • Leadership Cultivation: February2-4, 2024, LEAP Conference, Fargo, ND
  • St. Paul Capitol Experience: March 2024, Eagan, MN
  • Program continuation fee deadline for year two ($500): July 1, 2024
  • Summer Meeting & Tours: July 2024, Crookston, MN
  • Prairie Grains Conference: December 13, 2024, Grand Forks, ND
  • Washington, D.C. Experience: Spring 2025, Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact Kayla Mistic at or 218-209-2676.