Updated: April 18, 2013 6:06AM
Ruth Zeldenhurst, of Chicago Heights, was among 30 participants who completed the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program seminar on “Economics and the Marketplace,” held in Chicago.
Zeldenhurst is a member of the program’s Class of 2014. She operates Zeldenhurst Farm Market and supplies produce in the greater Chicago area.
The three-day event was sponsored by Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation Board member Richard Ryan and featured visits to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, and CME Group. There were 13 educational sessions during the seminar.
“This is an outstanding opportunity for our participants to learn from the experts in the fields of economics, economic policy and options and futures trading,” Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation president and CEO Don Norton said. “We’re grateful to our board member, Richard Ryan, the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, the Federal Reserve and CME Group for providing this opportunity.”
The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program is a two-year comprehensive educational series that strives to develop knowledgeable and effective leaders to become policy and decision makers for the agricultural industry. The program is funded by the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation, a nonprofit that includes individuals, companies, organizations and institutional partners.
Program participants are selected from diverse backgrounds in Illinois agriculture.
For more information on the program or foundation, call (309) 837-7711 or visit www.agleadership.org.