Are you looking to take that next step in professional development in agribusiness and farming? Are you new to farming and agribusiness? Recently out of college and looking to improve your network? Curious how to make a difference in your community?
If you answered yes to any of these you should sign up for the Emerging Ag Leadership Initiative of North Central Ohio. After identifying a need within the area to develop community and leadership development skills for the new and upcoming ag professionals, Crawford, Marion and Wyandot County Farm Bureaus developed this program to improve leadership skills, increase community ag awareness and foster a sense of community engagement within north central Ohio.
Attend three or all six sessions for a discounted rate. Scholarships available to employees of Farm Bureau’s business group members Call the county office at 800-327-6055 to sign up or for more information.
Three Fall Sessions at $50 per person
Three Winter Sessions at $50 per person
All six sessions at $75 per person ($100 per couple)
Attend one session for $25
Up to five scholarships for each group membership (only redeemable with a three sessions commitment)
Crawford, Marion and Wyandot County Farm Bureau
Each session will begin with a light breakfast and networking with area agribusiness leaders from 7:30 am to 9 am. Sessions will run from 9 am until about noon.
Aug. 21, 2015Diversity in Area Agribusiness Ag Credit Foyer, Marion – Host Libby Bender
Reps from POET Marion – Duane McCombs
Central Ohio Farmers Co-op
Hords Livestock – Janel Hord
RS Hanline -Cody Grandamin
Field Component: Tour of new Morral Co. Fertilizer Plant and NACHURS plant
Sept. 18, 2015Consumer EngagementHoliday Inn, Bucyrus – Host Rose Hartschuh
Jennifer Osterholt, Ohio Pork Council
Ken Ruprecht, United Soybean Board Engaged Speakers Bureau and Center for Food Integrity
Field Component: trip to Coopers Mill to meet with the owners, then to PIckwick Place
Nov. 20, 2015Board and Leadership DevelopmentShotzy’s Viceroy Room, Upper Sandusky – Host Kayla Weaver
Kathy Grasz, Upper Sandusky Area Chamber of Commerce
Chip Nelson OFBF
Dr. Paul Johnson, Crawford Unlimited Leadership program
Dates, Locations and Topics for Winter Sessions
Jan. 15, 2016 Personal Brand, Social Media and Blogging – Marion
Feb. 19, 2016 Risk and Financial Management – Bucyrus
March 18, 2016 Policy and Grassroots Advocacy – Upper Sandusky