AgriPOWER Institute is Ohio Farm Federation’s elite training program designed to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Over the course of a year, AgriPOWER’s leadership training helps class members develop important skills through spokesperson and media training, etiquette training, social networking, communications and more plus learn about local, state and federal public policy topics important to the agricultural and food industry.
The unity of AgriPOWER Class VIII only strengthens through each and every session as we change the Ag world one county at a time.
This session was very applicable to the agricultural industry because at the local level we all are very capable of being able to be involved. Either with your local Farm Bureau or in the government sector, we all are able to help to make change or voice our opinions.
Our AgriPOWER experience has been very diverse. We’ve seen all types of agricultural operations and learned about all levels of government. On top of that, we’ve grown as leaders and individuals.
Whether it is hearing about harvest successes, discussing recent triumphs like a new job offer or a new baby, talking farm policy positions or just straight business, each suite session is full of fruitful conversation and plenty of laughs. If you ask me, this time spent together as a class is worth the price of tuition on its own.
This class session yet again spoke to how important it is to step outside your comfort zone and get to know the regulators, elected officials and staff members. At the end of the day we are all just people trying to make Ohio better.
By Dave Green, AgriPOWER Class VIII participant “Liberty’s too precious a thing to be buried in books. Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: I’m free to think and to…
The D.C. Leadership Experience was the most inspirational and motivational trip I have ever been a part of. I now have a deeper appreciation for the policy development process and the importance of communication within Farm Bureau. It was evident…
By Nate Bair, AgriPOWER Class VIII participant September 13-15, 2016 I had the great opportunity to go to our nation’s capital on behalf of Ohio Farm Bureau as a member of AgriPOWER; what a truly great once in a life-time experience….
by Seth Middleton, AgriPOWER Class VIII participant The day had finally come to enter the world of political action on our trip to Washington D.C. for the AgriPOWER Class VIII. For most of us entering the Columbus airport, it been…