Greg and Andrew joined a multitude of Ohio Farm Bureau representatives at the nation’s capital Sept. 13-15.Read More
The American Farm Bureau hosts an annual leadership conference known as the FUSION Conference. This experience brings together members between the ages of 18 and 35 years old from around the country. The 2023 event will be held on March 3 – 6 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Ohio Farm Bureau sponsors 10 YAP members’ registration and travel to the conference. Application deadline: Jan. 13, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. The 10 individuals selected to earn an expense-paid trip to this experience will be announced at the 2023 Winter Leadership Experience Jan. 27-28, 2023.
- Active YAP members are eligible to apply to earn a spot in the Special 10.
- Current and past members of the YAP State Committee and AFBF YF&R Committee are not eligible to apply.
- Past Special 10 members are not eligible to apply.
- Ohio Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau staff members are not eligible to apply.
There will be great speakers, breakout sessions and evening events to bring together volunteer leaders from the Promotion & Education, Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers & Ranchers programs. You’ll leave the conference with new friends, new ideas and new energy for your farm and Farm Bureau. More information and a draft schedule to come.
FUSION provides value for people of all ages with a variety of different activities including:
- Local tours
- Collegiate Discussion Meet
- Hands-on learning sessions
- Evening entertainment
- And so much more!
All special 10 recipients are expected to attend ALL events and opportunities during the leadership conference.
Ohio Farm Bureau will cover the registration and travel expenses for the conference. If selected, you are expected to cover some meals and tours during the conference. This scholarship is valued at over $1,000 per person.
Read about Callae Moody’s experience at the 2022 FUSION Conference.
Photo caption: Three members from Scioto County traveled to the 2022 conference in Louisville. From left to right: Larissa Hileman, Jordan Hileman and Greg Williams.
Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.Business Solutions
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.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.Farming for Good
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.Leadership development
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