AgriPOWER is a leadership program designed to further those interested in different aspects of agriculture. With intense educational sessions, it has the ability to allow one to confidently stand up for agriculture in today’s society.

When I was accepted into the program, I had so many emotions go through my mind. “What if I am not cut out for this program” and “What if I can’t balance farm, life and motherhood while traveling?” The minute I started I knew it was exactly where I needed to be, meeting many friends who share the same values as myself and truly love to invest in their farm and family. It was a wonderful time learning from them and having them tell you about how they live and advocate for agriculture.

The sessions were another wonderful thing about AgriPOWER; there wasn’t a single session that I didn’t want to be involved in. When it was time to leave for a session, I was excited and ready to see what our class would be learning. From traveling to northern Ohio to southern Georgia, it was a great experience to see how others would farm and advocate for agriculture in their community.

For others wondering if they should apply for AgriPOWER, I would say “Yes, do it!” I have learned so much about myself and enjoyed being able to stand up for agriculture. I have also gained to nerve to become a public speaker. If you would have asked me to stand up in front of a crowd and speak before AgriPOWER, I would have been shaky mess and probably said “No.” Thanks to AgriPOWER, I have gained the confidence and ability to be a strong leader for the farming community.

Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
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Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

Future employees, leaders
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Policy Development
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

Hansen's Greenhouse
Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

Event Calendar
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington, D.C.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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