Thanks to the generous support of our agribusiness sponsors, NWF offers several leadership development programs each year to wheat growers across the country. These programs provide training for the next generation of leaders in the wheat industry and are a critical investment in our future.

Bayer Leadership Program

Partnered with Bayer CropScience, this annual program provides advanced leadership training for state wheat grower leaders who will soon become part of the NAWG Board of Directors or want to me more involved in their grower associations.

The program focuses on the responsibilities of Board members, governance, media relations and lobbying. It includes sessions on leadership styles and communication; major policy and economic issues facing the agricultural industry; and effectively engaging the public through new and traditional media outlets.

The Leadership at Its Best™ Program

A project of the NWF and Syngenta, this program is designed to engage women in farm management and leadership. The program is held biannually, with sessions focusing on the policy process, media training, communication styles, public speaking and leadership skills.

NAWG State Executives Training

The Foundation also provides NAWG state executives’ training with sponsorship from Syngenta. This program is designed to allow state staff leaders to continue to develop their leadership skills as well as obtain more information on developing their state associations.

Do You Want to Apply for a Leadership Training Program?

The Foundation has a standardized application for the four leadership training programs, available here . Complete the application and attach the corresponding information.

Applications can be sent to with subject line “Leadership Program Application” or mailed to the National Wheat Foundation office at:

National Wheat Foundation
ATTN: Leadership Programs
415 Second Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002