The Grower-Shipper Association Foundation, Salinas, Calif., is accepting applications for its 2010 Ag Knowledge program.

Community members are encouraged to apply to this eight-month executive leadership program, which focuses on educating students about the heritage, diversity, stewardship and the complexity of Monterey County agriculture, according to a news release.
 
Courses address food safety and security, labor and immigration, technology, marketing, conservation, land use, air, water and other issues that affect the agricultural industry.
 
Twenty fellows spend one Friday a month over the course of the program attending forums and visiting farms, processing facilities and meeting industry executives, according to the release.