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SALINAS — Brad Koehn, of Turlock, and Hunter Lindemann, of Gustine, were the two local entrants among 24 statewide individuals to be inaugurated for Class 47 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program. The program is an advanced leadership development experience for emerging agricultural leaders.
The fellows of the program will spend 17 months studying leadership theory, effective communication, motivation, critical and strategic thinking, change management, emotional intelligence and complex social and cultural issues. It is considered one of the premier leadership development programs in the United States.
Koehn is a civil engineering department manager for the Turlock Irrigation District. He oversees capital improvements, irrigation SCADA, district surveying/right-of-way, irrigation automation, on-farm conversions and general project management.
Lindemann is president of THL Ag, LLC, a custom farm services company that focuses primarily on orchard topping, hedging and skirting various tree crops in central California. He is involved in all aspects for he business and comes from a family that has been involved in California agriculture for 150 years.