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LeadAR Opens Applications for Next Leadership Class

LeadAR, the state’s premier leadership program, is searching for its next class of leaders.

Operated by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, LeadAR offers participants an in-depth and global view of issues facing their communities, state and country. The 22-month program includes bi-monthly seminars, a week in Washington, D.C., to gain insight on the policy-making process and how it impacts Arkansas, and an international study tour to compare communities and economies and find cultural sharing opportunities.

Participants selected will attend three-day seminars every other month in different communities and regions in Arkansas. Sessions will focus on infrastructure, public health and local food systems, education and criminal justice, natural resources, community development and workforce, public policy, row crop agriculture and livestock/poultry.

The program culminates with an international study tour to learn how international issues compare and impact Arkansas.

Applications for Class 19 will be accepted through July 20. To learn more about LeadAR and to apply, visit

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