Applications for the annual Ag Knowledge leadership program in Salinas, Calif., are open through Feb. 4, the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation said.

Participants meet for full-day sessions once monthly on Fridays from March 11 through Oct. 14, according to a news release. They will also visit farms or processing plants in Monterey County. Graduation is Nov. 11.

Courses cover issues including food safety; labor and immigration; technology; marketing; and conservation.

Applications are online at http://growershipper.com/index.php?/main/foundation. To learn more about the program, call 831-422-9007.

More than 20 participants are expected.