Texas Rural Leadership Program


This column will not bash Millennials.   I promise.   Well, I’ll try.

So much written and discussed about Millennials, those born between 1982 and 2004. As baby boomers yield their positions, are Millennials prepared to step up in business, church, civic club, family and community?   In other words, are Millennials skilled in the art of leadership?

“Born leaders” is a myth.   Leadership is a process of building skills that make people more effective.

The Texas Rural Leadership Program, in conjunction with Dewitt County AgriLife, UH-Victoria and Texas A&M, will conduct an informational session on Thursday July 6, 6pm-8pm at the Rockhouse in Cuero.   Ronnie McDonald, who was guest speaker at the annual YEDC Business Appreciation Luncheon last month, will discuss the program and its success in other rural communities.     The purpose of the six week leadership program is to teach the next generation leadership skills.  Learn about the program before making a commitment.

Interested parties should request an invitation to the July 6 “no obligation” information session.   Residents of the City of Yoakum, regardless of county domicile, are welcome.   Please contact Agrilife Extension agent Antony Netardus at Anthony.Netardus@ag.tamu.edu or call 361 275-0816.