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Foley selected for California Agricultural Leadership Program

SACRAMENTO — Bryan Foley, a Fallbrook community leader in agriculture, has been selected to participate in the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP), one of the premier agricultural leadership opportunities in the United States.

Foley’s class, the 39th selected in the program’s history, was recently inaugurated in Monterey.

The priorities for CALP are to create leaders who can make changes for the long-term viability of California agriculture, engage and positively influence society and participate in communication networks that enhance California agriculture.

Graduates are leaders in their communities and in the agriculture industry.

“[CALP] enables participants to focus on a host of broader issues that impact national and international policies,” said Foley. “I’m looking forward to starting the program. The learning experience blends a unique combination of events and travel experiences tailored to widen your perspective. The program methods help participants view issues from new perspectives. is also a proven way to hone and teach leadership skills.”

At seminars during the next two years, instruction will focus on inner (understanding self), outer (understanding how to lead others) and global (understanding the interrelated nature of today’s issues) leadership.

Through classroom and experiential learning, class members will deepen their understanding of leadership theory and learn skills such as communications and public speaking.

They will participate in a 10-day national seminar during the first year and a 15-day international seminar during the second year.

Foley manages a small avocado grove and nursery operation in Fallbrook.

He is also a product manager for Toro Micro Irrigation, where his duties include technical and marketing support for North and South America, quality control and research and development activities.

Foley is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, and a local leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He and wife Jerri have two sons, Sean and Matt.


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