State Ag and Rural Leaders


STATE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL LEADERS is dedicated to promoting and fostering cooperation, leadership and educational opportunities among and for state and provincial legislators that are passionate about agriculture and rural communities.

STATE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL LEADERS is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, to provide and promote educational opportunities for state officials and others on technology, policy, processes and issues that are of concern to agrculture and rural communities.

STATE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL LEADERS produces the national agriculture and rural enewsletter - Ag Clips, webinars, white papers and the annual Legislative Ag Chairs Summit.

STATE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL LEADERS is managed by an elected board of state and provincial legislators.

STATE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL LEADERS is where state leaders find the answers they need on agriculture and rural policy issues.

2014 Ag Chairs sponsors

Legislative Ag Chair Summit XIV

Clearwater, Florida | January 2-4, 2015

The agenda for the 2015 Summit will focus on the issues that you face as a leader in rural policy. Summit site visits provide a glimpse of agriculture in central Florida.

The LAC is your summit.  Your ideas and involvement make it work.  Do you have legislation or a program that you think other states should know about?  Do you have a question about how states have handled an issue?  Let us know. 

A list of agenda topics suggested by 2014 attendees is available for review.  Please take a look and make suggestions as to topics and suggested speakers you would like to see on the agenda when you register. 

State Agriculture and Rural Leaders promotes and fosters educational opportunities, cooperation and leadership among state and provincial legislators committed to profitable and sustainable agriculture and vibrant communities.

Carolyn Orr, Ph.D.
Executive Secretary
State Ag and Rural Leaders
(765) 893-8209
fax (765) 893-8286

The State Ag and Rural Leaders group was formed as a 501 c(3) non-profit in 2006 at the 5th Annual Legislative Ag Chairs Summit in Tempe, Arizona. The first Legislative Ag Chairs Summit was in Dallas in 2002.