UME is seeking 20-25 individuals with careers, service, or interests in:
- Production agriculture—rural, suburban,
or urban agriculture
- Natural resources, forestry, aquaculture,
other natural resource-based industries
- The environment and conservation
- Food: processing, sourcing, distribution,
marketing, safety, service, and retail
- Rural communities, services, and rural
- Business, communications, education,
government, science, technology, finance,
nonprofits, land use, and others within or
serving agriculture, natural resources,
and rural communities
The program awards a two-year fellowship to selected participants with the aim of providing public issues education, skills building, leadership development, and personal growth.
The program runs from January 2019 – December 2020.
UME is accepting applications until October 1, 2018.
Classes take place all over the state and in other TBD locations.