Advocacy for the dairy industry and agriculture isn't always easy. It takes courage to stand up to what might not be the popular majority. But, one program for dairy industry enthusiasts is teaching the skills necessary to become a positive advocate for our way of life. The Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) is a nationally recognized three-phase leader and communication skills development program for young adults (ages 22 to 45) working in the dairy industry with all breeds of cattle. You can learn more about how the three-phase program works by visiting their website. And you can apply to become apart of the program's next class by applying before August 2, 2010. Patti Hurtgen of HDN,YDLI recently sat down with Brad Scott, a YDLI graduate and California dairy producer, to ask him about his experiences with the program.

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