Fifteen farm and ranch women leaders graduated from the fall session of the Womenâ€™s Communication Boot Camp hosted by the American Farm Bureau.
The four-day course featured hands-on sessions related to public speaking, working with the media, and messaging. Graduates will use that training in a variety of ways, including participating in local media opportunities to support Farm Bureauâ€™s policy work. They can also share information with elected officials and join social media campaigns that spotlight modern agriculture.
â€œThe women leaders who completed this training will use their skills in their communities and for Farm Bureau on local, state, and national levels,â€ says Isabella Chism, Chair of the Womenâ€™s Leadership Committee. â€œConsumer interest in food and how its produced remains high, which means effective communication for agriculture is more important than ever.â€
A spring session of the boot camp will be held April 3-6, 2023, with applications opening in December.