Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

AALP Class 16 Launches Leadership Journey. Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program Begins With Seminars in Guelph.

AALP Class 16 Launches Leadership Journey

From Rural Ontario Institute  www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca

Guelph, ON,  The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) class 16 kicked off their new journey with their first seminar held in Guelph, ON, diving into the fundamentals of effective leadership.

 

The majority of the seminar was led by Gavin Robinson of Robinson Leadership and GRID International who introduced us to GridWorks – Planting the Seeds of Culture. AALP class 16 learned how to focus on “what is right” and not “who is right” while working together in teams. The importance of self-awareness and value of critique was also evident to the entire class.

 

The Monday evening banquet was a highlight for many as the class received overwhelming support from over thirty industry representatives and alumni. Dr. Ralph C. Martin, Loblaw chair in Sustainable Food Production and Professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, reminded the audience of the many challenges facing agriculture and rural Ontario.

 

During their three days together, the class also gained insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the horse racing industry through a presentation and tour at the Grand River Raceway in Elora. Another tour was held at the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre at the University of Guelph offering the class a glimpse into an emerging industry closely tied with Ontario agriculture.

 

To follow class 16’s journey, connect on Twitter at @AALPClass or #AALP16.

 

During the 19-month program, AALP participants learn about leadership and organizational development theories and practices, government and political processes, economics, trade policy, global affairs, sector and industry related issues in Ontario and globally through North American and international study travel components. AALP is delivered by the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI). Established in 1984, the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) has graduated almost 450 leaders who are making a positive difference across Ontario and beyond. For more information visit www.aalp.on.ca

 

To see some of the past AALP class activities visit http://ontag.farms.com/profile/AALP

 

 

 

 

 

Views: 100

Comment

You need to be a member of Ontario Agriculture to add comments!

Join Ontario Agriculture

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Grain Growers of Canada support senate bill to exempt natural gas and propane from carbon tax

The Grain Growers of Canada (GCC) strongly support the Senate Public Bill S-215 brought forward by Senator Diane Griffin to exempt natural gas and propane from the carbon tax.

PLAN FOR A SUCCESSFUL WINTER WHEAT CROP

It’s time to look ahead and plan for a successful 2020 growing season. Taking a drive around the countryside, it’s hard to draw your eyes away from the healthy-looking wheat crop.

SURVEY RESULTS: GROWERS HIGHLY SATISFIED WITH VIVE PRODUCTS

Farmers who used either AZteroid® FC 3.3 or Bifender® FC in 2019 are planning to re-use the products in 2020 and tell their friends and neighbors.

Bush Hog, first to market with a 10 year limited gearbox warranty

Since 1951, Bush Hog Inc. has built trust with our customers and “reliability” isn’t just a word, it is the foundation of our culture. Bush Hog products have earned the reputation for their durability and ruggedness in the most challenging work environments. This reputation continues today and to demonstrate this, Bush Hog is offering the only 10 Year Limited Gearbox Warranty in the rotary cutter industry. This exciting announcement came at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky this past week.

We take a lot for granted

EIGHT DAYS IN November 2019 taught us lessons that I hope we carry with us for some time. CN Rail train crews went on the longest rail strike in a decade and the ramifications of that strike were felt nationally — throughout agriculture and into other sectors as well. We have had grain service disruptions before, and we have dealt with them, but this was something we didn’t know would happen, and we didn’t foresee the ramifications to grain farming and agriculture until it was happening.

© 2020   Created by Darren Marsland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service