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AgriPOWER 2014 seeking applicants

Published Dec. 12, 2013 | Discuss this article on Facebook

We are searching for individuals who are interested in being a part of the 2014 AgriPOWER Institute!

What is the AgriPOWER Institute?

Never before in the history of agriculture has there been the urgency there is today for leaders and advocates for agriculture. With that in mind, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) launched an elite program designed specifically for farmers and agribusiness professionals: AgriPOWER. This yearlong program focuses on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry such as animal activists, climate change and trade policies. It helps individuals develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders and advocates for agriculture by learning from experts in these fields.

This leadership and advocacy development 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.

The cost to participate is $4,500 (scholarships are available) plus a $400 deposit (returned if all meetings are attended) and the deadline to apply is April 18, 2014.  Please contact Melinda Witten, 614-519-8761 or email AgriPower@ofbf.org for more information.

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