Applications are being accepted for the third annual Farm Bureau Women's Communications Boot Camp, which will be held July 21-24 in Washington. All women Farm Bureau members are encouraged to apply.
The intensive training session will provide participants with the necessary skills to communicate on behalf of agriculture and Farm Bureau. Session topics will include working with the media, public speaking, testifying before lawmakers and seeking elected office.
"Communicating agriculture's story remains critically important for America's farmers and ranchers. To be able to do that, you must have the right tools and training, which is what this program provides. In addition to speaker presentations, attendees will benefit from individual coaching sessions tailored to the agricultural issues of their choice," said Terry Gilbert, chair of the American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee, which sponsors Women's Communications Boot Camp.
A $200 registration fee is charged for the program; however, participants who complete boot camp and use their enhanced skills in the local community to speak out for agriculture will receive a 50-percent refund.
The deadline for submitting an application to attend is May 8. Application forms are available electronically on Silo, AFBF's intranet Web site (silo.fb.org), and must be signed by a state Farm Bureau staffer for consideration. You may also contact Marsha Purcell ([email protected]) with questions about the program.