Each year, a new class of Young Apple Leaders is selected to participate in USApple’s annual Capitol Hill Day in Washington, DC, and engage in networking events with key influencers and other apple leaders.

Young apple growers who are at the start of their career through approximately age 35 are eligible to participate. Those involved in apple packing, shipping, marketing, research and other areas are also encouraged to join the program. Contact Matthew Hendrickson at mhendrickson@usapple.org for more information.

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The YAL program is continuing as planned for 2021. If USApple is unable to hold in-person meetings due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 class will join the 2022 class for the events portion of the program.