Dr. Emily Buck of New Bloomington is participating in the eighth class of American Farm Bureau’s Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) class, a two-year, high-level program that includes intense, in-person and hands-on training.
The PAL program takes 10 young farmers and ranchers who have already begun their personal development journey and focuses on moving them to the next level. The curriculum is designed to be of a high-level, executive type that provides participants with unique opportunities to represent agriculture when opportunities arise in the media, on speaking circuits or in testimonial arenas.
The first session recently took place in New York city and focused on connecting with consumers. She made the following video, highlighting what she learned during the first session of the program.