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Montana Ag Network: REAL Montana leadership program seeking applicants

Posted at 3:28 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 17:28:21-04

One of Montana’s premiere leadership programs is accepting applications for its next class.

Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership (REAL) Montana is the first comprehensive two-year program offering in-depth education and training in the agriculture and natural resource industries.

Jillian Streit is a farmer and agribusiness owner from Chester. She is currently a member of Class III and said REAL Montana has been a life changing program.

“I was a leader in the ag industry kind of by default just because sometimes leaders just show up,” said Streit. “I didn’t know as much about the other resource industries and also didn’t have all the skills that it took to take my leadership to the next level.”

Streit credited REAL Montana with helping her develop leadership skills.

The 18-month elite leadership program features eight in-state seminars; a five-day national study tour in Washington, DC; and a twelve-day trip to an international location.

“If you have any interest in the natural resource industries in our state, or in leadership, or just in developing our economy, REAL Montana is something you should really look into,” said Streit.

Applications are due May 31st and more information can be found here.

REAL Montana Class IV members will be announced in early July.

-Reported by Russell Nemetz/MTN News