Three from NCW named to AgForestry Leadership Program

NCW — Three emerging leaders in North Central Washington’s agriculture and natural resources have been named to the 2018 Leadership Class 40 of the AgForestry Leadership Program.

The trio includes Melanie Kreimes, executive director of the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, Wenatchee; Adam Poush, site director for the Northwest Learning & Achievement Group, Orondo; and Brady Stover, agronomist for Integrity Ag Inc., Quincy.

The three join 37 others from Washington and Oregon in the leadership development program that “cultivates the next generation of leaders to be a voice for natural resources,” said an AgForestry press release.

Over 18 months, class members will attend 11 educational seminars around the state on topics pertinent to leadership in natural resources. They will also attend a one-week seminar in Washington, D.C., and two weeks of study in a selected foreign country.

The program is valued more than $26,000 per participant, with over $20,000 each funded by donations to the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation.

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