Terri Verason, Director of Nutrition Education for Dairy Council of Arizona, has been selected as part of Class XXV of Project CENTRL, the Center for Rural Leadership.

As a registered dietitian nutritionist, Verason is passionate about helping people learn about healthy eating and physical activity, and about where their food comes from. She is honored to be part of the Project CENTRL leadership program, to learn more about agriculture and to serve as that bridge between food producers and consumers to ensure consumers get the correct information about food and agriculture.

Project CENTRL inspires a life-long journey of Rural Arizona Leadership. With more than 600 graduates since beginning in 1983, Project CENTRL’s impact on rural Arizona is significant and substantial as participants hold many leadership positions around the State.

Sixteen participants were selected for Class XXV which held its first seminar June 17-18, at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield, Arizona. Over the next year, the new class will have six seminars held throughout Arizona, a public policy trip to Washington D.C. and an international study tour in Mexico.

New class members attended the graduation for Class XXIV with keynote speaker Dr. Lowell Catlett, a futurist with positive and upbeat predictions.  Alumni include leaders in municipal, state, and national positions in both public and private institutions. While the graduation celebration welcomes its new class, the award ceremony demonstrates that “graduation” is only the beginning of their leadership journey, not the end.

Project CENTRL is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to equipping and empowering leaders to meet the needs of rural Arizona. Visit www.centrl.org for more information.