Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) July 27, 2016
Florida Farm Bureau Federation is seeking young agriculturists between the ages of 18 and 35 to apply for its 2016-2018 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group. The group consists of young men and women who are interested in representing production agriculture and the farm families who make it successful.
The Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group allows members to develop and refine their leadership abilities by focusing on personal growth, public speaking, media training, legislative awareness, issue advocacy, business management and service leadership.
“Some of the benefits of being selected for the Leadership Group include personal and professional growth and networking opportunities,” said Leadership Programs Coordinator Elise Stoddard. “The relationships that are built while traveling the state and nation, while promoting agriculture are those that will serve you for years to come, long after your days as a young farmer and rancher.”
Farmers and ranchers interested in serving on the Leadership Group must be a member of a local county Farm Bureau. Applications can be submitted by Aug. 1 at http://floridafarmbureau.formstack.com/forms/1618lg.
For more information on the Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group requirements, visit http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/programs/young-farmers-and-ranchers/ or contact Elise Stoddard at 352.317.6013 or elise(dot)stoddard(at)ffbf(dot)org.
Florida Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 144,000 member-families. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.