The MILE Program provides unique leadership and professional development experiences during a three-semester cohort, which is up of 14 selected students that represent each Davis College undergraduate academic department. Students enroll in a MILE course each semester of the cohort and receive a leadership certificate upon completion of the MILE Program.
MILE curriculum is delivered through experiential learning opportunities that include on- and off-campus workshops and tours. These experiences give participants exposure to the diverse issues affecting agriculture and public policy. Each cohort will travel to Austin to meet with state policy makers when the Texas Legislature is in session. Every MILE cohort will also spend a week in Washington, D.C. meeting with government agencies and industry representatives.
MILE participants will enroll in three academic courses focused on the personal, service, and community aspects of leadership. Students will also complete a professional internship. The MILE experience will include both on- and off-campus workshops and tours on the plains of Texas as well as travel to Austin and Washington, D.C. to meet with government representatives about agriculture and public policy. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a leadership certificate to accompany their professional portfolio.
Individual Leadership in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Provide students with a better understanding of agricultural sciences and natural resources individual leadership through applied workshops, personality tests, leadership literature, professional development activities, networking opportunities, hands-on agriculture tours, and team building activities.
Service Leadership in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Enhance students’ leadership skills through learning and experiencing agricultural sciences and natural resources service leadership development.
Community Leadership in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Provide students with experience and knowledge in the importance of leadership development in individual organizations and within communities.