What is it?
FB Connect is a new “members-only” virtual opportunity for farmers to connect with other farmers on practical ideas and programs to help improve productivity and efficiency on the farm. This online discussion forum will enable farmers to connect with like-minded peers from across the state and share challenges and solutions experienced on the farm today.
The virtual discussion forum also allows members to network with other farmers they may not typically have a chance to visit with and help manage day-to-day challenges, simply by knowing others are experiencing similar issues.
Why join?In a traditional employment setting, employees and managers have the opportunity to network and build relationships through everyday interactions. Colleagues add value to our everyday lives through collaboration, comradery and understanding of the “work” environment and the issues we face. A virtual forum can provide those elements to our farmer members. The goal of the group is to provide education, personal and professional development through discussion of farm/business experiences by all group members. Topics may include, but are not limited to; farm succession, employee management, business management, production practices, diversification opportunities, work/life balance, and more.
When:The discussion forum will be held virtually (at dates determined by the group) and each session will be planned for 90 minutes in length. Each group will decide the ideal time to hold the discussions. Discussion groups will be facilitated through a trained representative from Iowa Farm Bureau. Members of the discussion group will be provided an opportunity to also attend FB Grit – an in-person networking session - that will be held on February 11, 2023 in Manning, Iowa.
• If you sign up for the discussion group, you must be sure you can commit to attending.
• Discussions within the meetings are confidential.
• Members of each group will be from similar/close operation types but different geographical areas of the state.
This program is only available to Farm Bureau Members in Iowa.
Registration Opens: August 15, 2022 / Registration Closes: October 15, 2022.
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