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Partners in Agricultural LeadershipThe American Farm Bureau Federation created the Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) program. PAL is designed to enhance leadership skills built through an individual’s participation in AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet, Achievement Award, Excellence in Agriculture Award and/or the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. The program is also made possible by sponsorships from Monsanto and the Farm Credit Foundation.

The PAL program focuses on taking young farmers and ranchers who have already begun their personal development journey and moving them to the next level.  The curriculum is designed to be a high-level executive type that provides participants with unique opportunities to represent agriculture when opportunities arise in the media, on speaking circuits or in testimonial arenas.  Program graduates may be best described as "advocates for agriculture" – stepping forward and promoting awareness about issues important to those in the farm-to-consumer food chain.

Each state may submit one applicant and they will be evaluated on their knowledge of agriculture issues, leadership desire and the extent to which they offer leadership potential for agriculture’s future. A panel of qualified judges will select a group of finalists who will be interviewed and ranked based upon these interviews. The top finalists will be named as candidates for PAL enrollment, with the remaining finalists named as alternates. For more information about the rules or application click below or email pal@fb.org.

 PAL Application Overview and Information

 PAL Application

Thank you to our sponsors:

Monsanto   Farm Credit