Georgia, the Peach State, was the latest destination for AgriPOWER VIII. Unseasonably warm for February, we found some growers welcomed the warmer weather, while others were not so happy. It all depended on the crop.
Diversity and opening our eyes to all the different hands in the agricultural community seems to be the theme in our AgriPOWER sessions. This session was no different. Our AgriPOWER class VIII has just recently returned from a trip to the south.
Farming is such a blessing and seeing the different avenues of agriculture that AgriPOWER has provided has been so eye-opening.
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.
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.
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.
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…