AgriPOWER

AgriPOWER is an elite leadership program designed specifically for farmers and agribusiness professionals. This yearlong program focuses on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry. It helps individuals develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders and advocate for agriculture. Applications for Class VIII are now available and due April 15.

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Apply by April 15 for AgrPOWER Class VIII

Applications for Class VIII of AgriPOWER, a leadership and advocacy development program, which will consist of seven multi-day institutes (17 total days), are now available and due April 15. Twenty individuals will be selected to participate in AgriPOWER.

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AgriPOWER Class VII learns about local government in fifth session

AgriPOWER Class VII participants traveled to Tuscarawas County in January to study local government including township and county government as well as school board and funding. They also toured local agricultural operations and toured areas of oil and gas production. Two members of the class shared their experiences in blogs.

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AgriPOWER Class VII session 5: Agvocating with local government, schools

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Shelly Detwiler of Marysville discusses his experience in the program’s fifth session focusing on local government, tax law and CAUV.

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AgriPOWER Class VII session 5: CAUV, tax law

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Jeff Adams of Urbana discusses his experience in the program’s fifth session focusing on local government, tax law and CAUV.

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Ohio’s state government with AgriPOWER Class VII

At the fourth session of AgriPOWER Institute Class VII state government was the focus. Participants heard from numerous state policy makers including state Sen. Bob Peterson, Supreme Court Justice Judi French, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dave Daniels and numerous other state representatives. Here are excerpts from participant blogs about the session.

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Farmers have a great headline – AgriPOWER Class VII Session 4 blog

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Jenny Meyer of Bloomingburg discusses her experience in the program’s fourth session focusing on Ohio’s state government.

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Real government, real people – AgriPOWER Class VII Session 4 blog

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Lara Staples of Hamersville discusses her experience in the program’s fourth session focusing on Ohio’s state government.

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State government and agriculture – AgrPOWER Class VII Session 4 blog

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Stephanie Leis of Columbus discusses her experience in the program’s fourth session focusing on Ohio’s state government.

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A trip to Washington with AgriPOWER Class VII

AgriPOWER Class VII traveled to Washington, D.C. to learn more about agricultural policy and lobbying. The trip agenda included discussions with American Farm Bureau staff about their work and current agricultural policy issues at the federal level, meetings with congressional members or their staff, a visit to the New Zealand Embassy and to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read excerpts from three AgriPOWER Class VII participants followed by photos and links to more about the trip as shared by the participants!

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Talking trade with New Zealand, legislators – AgriPOWER Class VII blog

AgriPOWER Class VII member Heidi White of Lebanon blogs about learning more about trade at the New Zealand Embassy during the AgriPOWER and Young Ag Professionals’ trip to Washington, D.C.

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