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|AgriPOWER Institute applications due May 18|
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|Friday, 27 April 2012 11:43|
Nineteen select leaders and advocates recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) AgriPOWER Institute.
The intensive, yearlong leadership training program was launched in 2008 to help farmers and agricultural professionals gain influence over public policy issues that impact their businesses.
The program, which consists of seven multi-day institutes (17 total days), covers public policy matters facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world.
Additionally, specific sessions will help class members develop important skills necessary to become an effective leader and advocate.
One of the institute sessions will be held in Washington, D. C., to help class members gain a valuable understanding of national and global issues.
Ohio Farm Bureau is looking for 20 select individuals for the 2012-2013 class. Applications are due May 18.
You should apply if:
Individuals may nominate themselves or have their nomination sponsored by their respective county Farm Bureau, other agricultural organization or employer. If you are nominating yourself, you must be a Farm Bureau member. (Contact your county Farm Bureau for membership information).
Among the topics were government structure and spending, regulations, the environment, animal welfare, international trade and public relations.
“This is really the purpose of AgriPOWER as graduates are trained to become the future leaders and advocates for agriculture."
At graduation, AgriPOWER Class IV presented Kuhn with a $1,000 scholarship to help with the funding of Class V. “They have truly learned the power of paying forward,” Kuhn said.
Class IV graduates are:
In addition to OFBF, AgriPOWER partners include:
—From Ohio Farm Bureau Federation news release