Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program is seeking applicants for its new class which will begin in June. TALL is a two-year leadership development program managed by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Applications for the newest class, Class XII, are due March 15. Application forms may be found online at http://tall.tamu.edu.

"Texas agriculture has a need for individuals who can lead our industry as it faces new and unique challenges. These individuals will provide the leadership, insight and direction to ensure the viability for the future," said Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, AgriLife Extension leadership program director.

The age of applicants may be from 25-50 years, he said.

The program invests 455 hours of intensive training per person in seminars, speakers and domestic and international trips over two years, Mazurkiewicz added. Class XII will travel to India.

The course is the equivalent of 38 credit hours or a master's degree in agriculture. The typical class size is about 25, and tuition is $2,000.

Participants include traditional crop producers and ranchers, bankers and lawyers, as well as those who work in lumber and landscaping industries.