Holstein’s Young Dairy Leaders Institute nurturing next-gen producers through its premier leadership program

Applications for the Holstein Foundation’s Young Dairy Leaders Institute Class 13 are open now through September 30, 2023.

Are you ready to become one of the next leaders in the dairy industry?

The Holstein Foundation’s premier leadership program, The Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) is now accepting applications for Class 13, an engaging, hands-on leadership opportunity for people between the ages of 22 to 45 in all segments of the dairy industry.

YDLI Class 13 is an interactive, three-phase program that focuses on strengthening young adults in the areas of growth mindset, team culture, advocacy, embracing change, community involvement — and more!

Since its inception in 1993, YDLI has graduated over 700 alumni. Many of the founding members are still active as mentors for the rising class of dairy industry leaders.

“We wanted to give them leadership skills so that they could become part of boards, and forge their own futures,” said Deidra Harkenrider with Holstein USA, who was part of the group that launched the program 30 years ago.

The application period to join YDLI’s Class 13 is open until September 30, 2023. The Foundation will announce its selection of top-tier applicants to join the program in October, which will include a diverse group of new members from across North America with a variety of backgrounds and roles
within the industry.

To learn more, visit www.holsteinfoundation.org.

To apply, click here: http://www.holsteinfoundation.org/pdf_doc/ydli/YDLI_application_Class13_Fillable_FINAL.pdf

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