On the cusp of one the coldest stretches in recent memory, the 13th class of AgriPOWER set out for Wilmington,…Read More
AgriPOWER is an elite program designed specifically for farmers and agribusiness professionals. This yearlong program focuses on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry such as consumer relations, regulations, energy, and trade policies. It helps individuals develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders and advocates for agriculture by learning from experts in these fields.
This leadership and advocacy development program typically consists of seven multi-day institutes. Topics covered during institute programs will include public policy matters facing local communities, Ohio, the nation and the world. Additionally, specific sessions will help class members develop important skills necessary to become an effective leader and advocate for agriculture. Two of the institute sessions will be held out of state (one in Washington, D.C. and the other location will be decided at a later date) to help class members gain a valuable understanding of national and global issues.
You should apply for AgriPOWER if:
- You want to improve your understanding of current issues and develop the skills necessary to lead and become an advocate for agriculture.
- You have a passion for agriculture and see yourself in a leadership role in the future.
- You are interested in the political process and/or have thought about running for office.
- You are open to new experiences and learning.
- You can commit the time necessary to participate in the program.
Individuals may nominate themselves or have their nomination sponsored by their respective county Farm Bureau, other agricultural organization or employer. If you are nominating yourself, you must be a Farm Bureau member.
Tuition includes lodging, meals, breaks, group travel and all course materials. Ohio Farm Bureau often offers several scholarships. The contribution of those who receive scholarships will be their time, energy and commitment to make the program a success as well as a volunteer commitment after completion of the program. All participants, county Farm Bureaus and other agricultural organizations and businesses are invited to make a financial contribution to strengthen the program. Other organizations are invited to sponsor a participant, or in some cases, an individual and his/her employer may cooperate to cover the program’s tuition.
Applications for 2022 are closed.
We covered a gamut of diverse topics this session from policy proposals, challenges faced by meat processors, agritourism, and solar fields to name a few.Read More
‘I was able to step away from the session with many skills I cannot wait to implement in my professional and personal life.’ ~ Renee HamiltonRead More
Reflecting on the first session of AgriPOWER, I feel excited, inspired, and open.Read More
Amanda Bush of Edison is one of nine farmers and agribusiness professionals selected to participate in Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2022-2023 AgriPOWER Institute.Read More
Nine farmers and agribusiness professionals have been selected to participate in Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2022-2023 AgriPOWER Institute.Read More
Stefanie Richardson of Medina is one of nine farmers and agribusiness professionals selected to participate in Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2022-2023 AgriPOWER Institute.Read More
Renee Hamilton of Mechanicsburg is one of nine farmers and agribusiness professionals selected to participate in Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2022-2023 AgriPOWER Institute.Read More