Cultivating the Best in Agricultural Leadership

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2025 Leadership At Its Best Conference

February 3 – 7, 2025
Washington DC


Since 1986, Syngenta has empowered growers and agribusiness leaders to advocate for agriculture. We are dedicated to ensuring strong representation for our industry today and in the future.

The LAIB program provides education in:

  • Leadership Development
  • Agriculture Policy
  • Current Affairs & Issues
  • Media & Communications Training

Welcome Leadership At Its Best Nominees


Congratulations to those who have received nomination to the 2025 Leadership At Its Best Cohort!

The Leadership At Its Best nominees are selected by our partner organizations. If you have received a nomination, we invite you to review the information provided on this page and the FAQ. Once you have made your decision, please select registration, where you will be able to accept or decline the nomination. 

When you accept your nomination, you will be directed to our registration form. Because we take care of your travel and accomodations, you will need your travel dates and your driver’s licence to complete your registration.

If you are unable to attend the LAIB 2025 Cohort but are interested in attending a future conference, please let your nominating organization know.   

Discover the nation’s capital at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. We are only 1,287 steps away from the U.S. Capitol and just a short walk from attractions including Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and world-famous national monuments.

Hotel Alexandria

in Alexandria, VA – 

Experience the charm of Virginia’s Old Town Alexandria at The Alexandrian, a historic hotel just across the Potomac from D.C. Indulge in modern luxury, local flair, and convenient city access for a truly memorable stay.

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A Week of Leadership 

February 3-7, 2025

Hone your leadership skills and foster development of a powerful agriculture network in the heart of our nation’s capital.

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Your Ag Network

Create Powerful Connections

Leadership At Its Best Conference offers a unique opportunity to cultivate a network of fellow ag leaders.

Gain New Leadership Skills, Confidence, and a Roadmap to Success

  • Empower leaders with a deep understanding of their ability to make a powerful difference
  • Foster confidence in connecting with media, public, and policy makers
  • Develop expertise in crafting compelling personal agricultural stories
  • Master the art of connecting and negotiating amidst differing perspectives
  • Provide a roadmap to leadership success and execution
  • Introduce a powerful network of fellow ag leaders

    Need more information? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for answers to some of our most common questions. If you don’t find the answers you need, please email the Leadership At Its Best Team at We can answer your specific questions about the LAIB program.

    Leadership At Its Best Farmer Lobbyist

    Partner Ag Organizations

    LAIB Ag Leaders


    “My favorite part of Leadership At Its Best was the Media training, it was beyond was great! The Media training provided very useful tips on how to stay on point and not get distracted or nervous. The real-life practice was very beneficial. I look forward to sharing everything I learned with my State Association.”


    – LAIB attendee

    “All of the content was great, I learned so much! However, the relationships I made throughout this intense (and awesome) week, will last a lifetime! I’m so happy to have new industry allies and new friends to defend the science behind the tools that Syngenta and others bring to our farm.”


    – LAIB Attendee

    “I didn’t realize how important being regularly engaged with my representatives could really make a difference. I made a real connection and we talked about local concerns, and I look forward to hosting my Representative’s team on my farm this summer! He and his staffers made a genuine effort to listen and stay connected. Leadership At Its Best gave me the confidence and awareness to activate my advocacy when I go home. ”


    – LAIB Attendee

    Leadership At Its Best Partners

    Syngenta Agriculture Company Logo
    American Soybean Association Logo
    National Corn Growers Association
    National Agricultural Aviation Association
    National Potato Council Logo
    American Agri-Women Logo
    Independent Professional Seed Association Logo
    Agriculture Retailers Association Logo
    National Cotton Council of America Logo
    National Association of Conservation Districts Logo
    National Association of Wheat Growers
    National Black Growers Council Logo
    National Sorghum Products Logo