Handbook and Forms

Applications for TCALP Class II will be accepted Summer 2019.

Interested parties are encouraged to download and review the complete participant handbook and contact Dr. Michael Newman with any questions. To apply, please download and complete the Application and the Statement of Interest. These fillable PDF forms should be completed, saved, and uploaded at the “Submit TCALP Application” link located on the right side of this page. In addition, applicants must upload their most current CV or resume. Applications are accepted from April to July of odd numbered years. Review of applications, interviews, and selection of class participants will be completed with notifications made in August prior to the first seminar in November.

Thank you for your interest in the Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program!

Participant Handbook (.pdf)

Application (fillable .pdf)

Statement of Interest (fillable .pdf)

Employer Statement of Commitment Form (fillable .pdf)

Spouse/Partner Statement of Support Form (fillable .pdf)


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Filed Under: Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program TCALP June 21, 2019

Registration is open through July 31 for enrollment in the second class of Mississippi’s premier agricultural leadership program.

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Filed Under: Local Food System Economies, Farmers Markets, Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program TCALP April 26, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The value and healthfulness of farm-fresh foods will be on display May 22 for a group of 15 adults who attend a Mississippi State University Extension Service daylong tour.

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Filed Under: Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program TCALP November 17, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi’s premier agricultural leadership program has officially launched.

Nine industry professionals from across the state are the first participants in the Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program, or TCALP. Through a series of rigorous seminars over the next 22 months, these professionals will gain skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship, agribusiness, leadership theory, public policy and global markets.

Filed Under: Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program TCALP May 5, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Early-career producers and allied agricultural professionals looking to develop leadership skills and policy knowledge about farming issues should apply to participate in Mississippi's premier agricultural leadership training program.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service, in partnership with the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, has established the Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program, or TCALP.


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