CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The ELA class recently traveled to Oregon to learn about agriculture in that state. The class toured the Archer Daniels Midland sweetener factory, the Wheat Marketing Center, the Portland Food Bank, and had a VIP tour of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. They also learned about the impacts of the Endangered Species Act on local communities and how farmers here have created new markets to survive where regulation has killed old markets.
The Elite Leadership Academy is designed to provide more specific and intensive skills training to Farm Bureau members who have exhibited notably high leadership potential through their involvement in Farm Bureau, community, and agriculture endeavors.
The 2016 ELA class includes Erin Nissen, Noelle Corman, Dallas Vaughn, Jason Vermillion and Jade Markus.
— Colorado Farm Bureau
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