Young Farmer Winter Leadership Experience Ohio

Ohio Farm Bureau is recruiting social media ambassadors to provide an inside look at the  2024 Young Ag Professionals Winter Leadership Experience occurring Jan. 26-27, 2024 in Columbus. This opportunity gives college students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience covering the conference, while also engaging with their own unique audiences on social media. 

Duties include:

  • Attend the virtual orientation, training, and planning meeting from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Sept. 18, 2023.
  • Develop and execute a social media plan throughout the conference, utilizing (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn posting on individual accounts.
  • Organize live Story content for competitions, key events, and entertainment.
  • Collaborate with other ambassadors and Ohio Farm Bureau social media specialists to curate cohesive content for Ohio Farm Bureau-branded social media pages. 
  • Complete a brief review of the ambassador experience to help Ohio Farm Bureau improve the ambassador program and conference social media in the future.
  • Create a custom post thanking our social media sponsor Farm Credit Mid-America.

Compensation: Ambassadors will be provided complimentary conference registration, a $400 stipend, and two branded OFBF shirts for the event.  

Time Commitment: Ambassador responsibilities begin Sept. 18, 2023, and will conclude Feb. 1, 2024. This time frame includes promotional posts throughout the conference registration period, real-time content creation at the conference, and a post-conference debrief meeting. 

Important Dates

Sept. 10, 12 a.m. – Application deadline ends at midnight

Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. to  – 1 p.m. – Virtual Orientation Meeting

October – December – Promotional Posts (on your own)

Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Conference Planning Session

Jan. 26, 12 p.m. – Conference Walkthrough

Jan. 26-27, 2024 Winter Leadership Experience

Jan. 31, Post-Conference Meeting 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should create a portfolio including a brief cover letter highlighting their interest in the program and experience with social media – including examples of work, a resume with relevant experience, and linked social media handles intended to promote conference content (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

Application materials are due by Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, by 12 a.m. (midnight) EST . Please send requested materials to [email protected] with the subject line “YAP Social Media Ambassador Application.” 

Notification: Candidates will be notified of their status no later than Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023.


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