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Class XVII of the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program Graduates- Brings OALP Alumni Total to 475

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 02:24:02 CDT

Class XVII of the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program Graduates- Brings OALP Alumni Total to 475 The members of the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program Class XVII met for the fourteenth and final time as a group this past Saturday, as the Program graduated another 23 young agricultural professionals in ceremonies in Stillwater. The Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Program is open to men and women who are active in all aspects of Agriculture and aspire to leadership roles. The program itself consists of a series of seminars and study tours over a two-year-period. Among the topics that are emphasized are leadership development, communication, government operations, economics, agriculture, religious and cultural studies.

The Class XVII Graduates bring the total number of graduates of the program to 475 since its inception in 1982.

After the graduates were recognized, Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked with three class members, who shared a little of why they believe the program is valuable to those who participate. Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear Ron's audio report on the value of the OALP.

Class XVII graduates include:

Kristin Alsup, Oklahoma City

Christy Combs, Eufaula

Crystal Cowan, Guthrie

Patrick Crouch, Broken Arrow

Amanda Ford, Yukon

Brian Forrester, Miami

Jared Grissom, Earlsboro

Janlyn Hannah, Cache

Chad Hartin, Stuart

Brad Lyle, Guymon

Bob Mulligan, Tonkawa

Susan Murray, Stillwater

Bryan Nichols, Lone Grove

Shawn Norton, Ardmore

Dr. Josh Payne, Coweta

Robert Rana, Wister

Matt Sandmann, Milburn

Bambi Sidwell, Edmond

Preston Simic, Garber

Kirby Smith, Oklahoma City

Bill Steinert, Fairmont

Justin Street. Stillwater

Colleen Thornton, Welling

With the graduation of Class XVII, applications for Class XVIII are now available and must be submitted by May first. Click here for the OALP website to learn more about the program- and click here for the direct link to the Application for Class XVIII.


Ron Hays talks with several OALP Class XVII Members About the Value of OALP
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