2018 Women’s Communications Boot Camp seeking participants

Women’s Communications Boot Camp is an intensive training opportunity from American Farm Bureau for any female Farm Bureau member interested in building skills needed to communicate about agriculture and for Farm Bureau. The event takes place July 22-25, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Currently, over 165 women have graduated from the program. Empowered program graduates are lending their voices and advocacy to connect with influencers at the local, state and national levels.

Columbiana County member Danielle Burch participated in the camp in 2017.

“I came away from this event inspired to be a farmer. My efforts are not in vain, and neither are yours. We are feeding a world of people who need us to continue to work to the best of our ability. I am a stronger voice for having gone to this training – and I hope to continue to work for you to make our jobs worthwhile,” Burch said in a blog about her experience.

Women’s Boot Camp graduates use their training:

  • by joining the Grassroots Outreach (GO) Team to positively influence elected federal legislators and create or act upon local media opportunities to support AFBF’s policy work on behalf of farmers and ranchers;
  • by joining social media campaigns to share positive agricultural messages; and
  • by influencing agricultural customers (students, general consumers, lawmakers, etc.) in their planning and implementing of Our Food Link activities and events.

Tuition is $300. Participants are responsible for their transportation, hotel and meals. Please contact Ohio Farm Bureau before submitting an application. Applications will only be accepted electronically using the online application. Hand written and/or scanned entries will not be accepted. Application status updates will be sent via email on or before May 18, 2018. Specific questions regarding the online application can be directed to American Farm Bureau’s Maggie Good at [email protected].

The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Photo caption: Danielle Burch, top center, was among the Women’s Communications Boot Camp graduates in 2017.