Eric Adair, a vice president in the energy division of Ceres Solutions Cooperative, has been selected to join the Agricultural Leadership Program’s Class 19. AgriInstitute is committed to leadership development and facilitating communication among diverse interests on agricultural, food and natural resources issues. Over the next two years, AgriInstitute’s ALP class 19 members will study a wide range of leadership subjects and gain a broad understanding of the diversity of the agricultural industry in Indiana. The experience will provide class members with enhanced skills and expertise to serve in leadership roles at local, state, and national levels on behalf of the agricultural industry.
“During the program, our class will attend industry seminars held throughout Indiana, spend a week in Washington, D.C., meeting with national leaders, and then spend 10-14 days studying internationally,” said Adair, a native of the Fort Wayne area. Through study and exposure to critical public issues, participants are challenged to meet the evolving political, economic, social and cultural needs of our society. “I am very pleased to be a part of this group. It’s a growth opportunity that was interesting to me because I believe the lessons and relationships I gain through ALP will ultimately benefit Ceres Solutions and our customers.”
Adair and the 29 other program participants will experience their first session on July 9-11, 2020 in Donaldson, Indiana. This program will be an orientation for class members including discussions of leadership, leadership qualities and applications, goal setting and understanding personality styles. Since it began in 1984, 500 participants have graduated from the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program, and are actively strengthening and transforming their local communities and the agricultural community as a whole.
Ceres Solutions is a 100% farmer-owned cooperative. It is a leading supplier of agronomy inputs, seed, technology, information, diesel fuel, gasolines, retail station services, lubes, propane gas, feed, animal nutrition support and more. With outlets in 37 Indiana and Michigan counties, the organization is proud to invest in each team member, as well as making investments in local communities and youth. Follow them on Facebook or visit online at www.ceres.coop.