Deadlines near for conferences and contests

Buckeye Farm News

Time is running out to apply for these unique, rewarding leadership opportunities.

iLead Conference – July 16

Registration Deadline: June 30

Teenagers from Ohio Farm Bureau member families and their parents are invited to apply to this new one-day leadership training. Held at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Leadership Center at Ohio State University, students and parents will learn to improve communication with each other, develop leadership skills and prepare for success beyond high school, including how to find and apply for scholarships, and what can be done now to make applications stand out later. This conference concludes with a tour of Ohio Stadium.

For complete details and registration information, visit, email [email protected] or contact your county Farm Bureau office.

Young Ag Professionals Discussion Meet

Registration Deadline: July 1

Young Ag Professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to apply and participate in this contest, which is an exercise in cooperative problem solving designed to give experience in leading group discussions and chairing committees. The contest helps individuals sharpen critical thinking skills, share ideas concisely and directly and use problem solving techniques to tackle real issues facing agriculture. In addition to other awards, the winner of this contest will receive an expense-paid trip to compete at the 2012 American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Hawaii.

For complete details, informational brochures and registration, visit, email [email protected] or contact your county Farm Bureau.

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