ALMS Ag Leadership Program

It may not be difficult to find opportunities for leadership within our own lives, whether at home, school, or church; however, you might find it difficult to find leadership programs specifically designed for agribusiness professionals in our local area. The Auglaize, Logan, Mercer, and Shelby County Farm Bureaus would like to change that! This spring we are introducing a new program called the ALMS Ag. Leadership Program.

This five-session program, will focus on important topics we face today as agricultural professionals. The flyer details the sessions we have planned including leadership development, public policy/engagement, communication, and emerging agricultural issues.  To enhance these learning sessions, we have included tours centered on local agribusiness, the government of Ohio, and a local area agriculture travel tour. 

Cost and registration

We ask that you consider participating in this exciting program and/or offering the opportunity to your employees. The cost to participate will only be $125 per participant and the program will be limited to 30 participants.  This cost can be paid by the individual or the employer. Participants must reside in one of the four counties. Participant registrations are due by Friday, March 10, 2023.

We truly appreciate your time and dedication to agriculture in our area. We look forward to discussing this exciting program with you. Please contact the Farm Bureau office with any questions at 877-775-7642 or Organization Director [email protected].

ALMS Ag. Leadership Program information

Information Letter
Flyer with Schedule
Fillable Application



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.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
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.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
The plan we are on is great. It’s comparable to my previous job's plan, and we are a sole proprietor.
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Kevin Holy

Geauga County Farm Bureau

Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan
We work terrifically with the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau, hosting at least one to two outreach town hall events every year to educate new farmers and existing farmers on traditional CAUV and woodlands.
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David Thomas

Ashtabula County Auditor

CAUV: Past, present and future
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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