The Leaders in Agriculture Program is an initiative of the America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) that offers short-term experiential training in the United States for Bulgarian farmers, managers, technical specialists, researchers, university professors, and agricultural administrators. During the program, participants will meet with agriculture practitioners, participate in field observations and industry visits, and attend university courses, seminars, conferences, and expos.
Since the launch of the program in 2016, 52 agricultural professionals have been trained in the fields of dairy, beef, raspberries and grain processing. The fellows have visited the States of Texas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Washington and Oregon.
In September 2019, nine agriculture professionals, selected competitively, will travel to the states of Oregon and California to take part in a training program on the topic of tree nut production and processing.