Ag Leaders Institute
Ag Leaders Instituteis an opportunity for leaders who are new to Farm Bureau to learn about cutting edge issues, leadership skills to address those issues, and build a statewide network of leaders. Each county can nominate an individual to apply for the program. Twenty-five individuals are selected to participate. The program includes four two-day sessions (January-March), a summer session, and a trip to Washington, D.C. (September).
Contact your county Farm Bureau president if you are interested in participating. Contact a past participant for more information about a program.
County Farm Bureaus will be nominating candidates this fall. Applications for the 2018 Ag Leaders Institute will be due December 8.
County Board Training
County Board training is available to county Farm Bureau boards. Topics include board roles & responsibilities, better board meetings, recruiting and working with volunteers, leadership/personality styles, goal setting, action planning, conflict resolution and dealing with change. Some information related to many of your training needs can be found in the County Leaders Manual. Contact your Regional Manager to schedule training for your County Board members.
New Board Orientation
County Leaders Manual helps new board members get a head start on the role of the board, and their responsibilities as a board member. It also covers the structure of the County Farm Bureau, finances, programs areas, and staff available to assist. Read it online or print a copy.
County President's Conference
The County Presidents Conference held each summer gives the county Farm Bureau presidents a jump start on their year in office. The 2017 Conference – Ideas Unlimited – will be held at The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, August 18 - 19, 2017. Presidents will pick up many innovative activities to address local issues, promote conservation, and connect with consumers.