Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is currently accepting applications for members of its 2011-2012 AgriPOWER Institute class.
Designed specifically for farmers and agribusiness professionals, the yearlong AgriPOWER program focuses on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry such as animal activists, climate change and trade policies. Each year, AgriPOWER Institute helps 20 individuals develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders and advocates for agriculture from learning by experts in these fields.
The program consists of seven multi-day institutes (17 total days) covering public policy matters facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. Additionally, specific sessions help class members develop important skills necessary to become an effective leader and advocate. One session will be held in Washington, D.C. to help class members gain a valuable understanding of national and global issues.
OFBF, as well as other commodity organizations will be awarding scholarships to individuals for the 2011-2012 AgriPOWER Institute covering the cost of lodging, meals, group travel, Institute materials and course content for the program.
Those interested in the class are encouraged to work to get a sponsored nomination from their county Farm Bureau or commodity organization. Individual self-nominations will also be accepted. Applications for the 2011-2012 AgriPOWER Institute are due June, 1, 2011.
For a complete description, 2011-2012 class schedule, informational brochure and applications, visit http://ofbf.org/get-involved/agripower.
For additional AgriPOWER Institute information, contact Sandy Kuhn at 614-246-8249 or email [email protected].