For agriculture to remain dynamic, well informed leaders must emerge. The Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (TALL) program prepares young men and women, dedicated to agriculture, for the leadership challenges ahead.
TALL Program Seeking Applicants
The TALL Program is seeking applicants for its new class, which will begin July 2016. The program invests 455 hours of intensive training per person in seminars and speakers, as well as, domestic and international study trips over two years. Applications for the new class are due March 15, 2016.
Application forms can be found online at http://tall.tamu.edu
More about the TALL Program
The TALL program gets program participants out of their “comfort zones” and helps them to experience other parts of agriculture in Texas, in the United States and internationally. In addition to the shared experiences and leadership building, TALL participants build life-long networking relationships with people they may never have had a chance to meet.
- Each program lasts 2 years and has 8 seminars with 45 days of intense training with over 300 speakers which includes guest speakers, current leaders, tours, on-site visits, receptions, discussions and leadership course work. In all, they will meet over 2,000 people during their two year experience.
- 6 in-state seminars that cover the current issues facing Texas and Agriculture with a one week seminar covering the Texas Legislature and a trip into California.
- The 4th seminar is a trip to our nation’s capitol in Washington D.C., Maryland and New York City.
- The 8th seminar concludes with an international trip to study foreign governments, culture, religion, trade, markets and the Ag industry for two weeks. TALL VI traveled to China, TALL VII – Russia and Poland, TALL VIII – South Africa, TALL IX – Brazil, TALL X – China, TALL XI – Russia and Poland, TALL XII- India and TALL XIII-Brazil.
- Small class size of approximately 26
- The Texas TALL program started in 1988 and has 338 graduates who serve as ambassadors for agriculture