The Women’s Committee is involved in programs that include Leadership Development, Political Influence, Priority Issues, and Agricultural Education.
The Young Farmers & Ranchers program includes both men and women between the ages of 18-35. The objective of the Young Farmers & Ranchers program is to provide leadership in building a more effective Farm Bureau to preserve our individual freedoms and expand our opportunities in agriculture.
The American Farm Bureau Federation created the Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) program. PAL is designed to enhance leadership skills built through an individual’s participation in AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet, Achievement Award, Excellence in Agriculture Award and/or the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. The program is also made possible by sponsorships from Monsanto and the Farm Credit Foundation.
The McCloy Fellowship program was begun by the American Council on Germany (ACG) in 1976 to give young American and German professionals an opportunity to broaden their professional experience and to establish working relationships with their transatlantic counterparts. McCloy Fellowships are designed to provide Americans and Germans extensive consultations with their peers overseas.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers are working with America’s Second Harvest to help feed the millions of Americans who face hunger. It’s America’s first harvesters helping America’s Second Harvest in what we call a âHarvest for All.â
The American Farm Bureau added the Agricultural Literacy program to the Foundation in 1998 to enhance the organization’s role as a national leader in teaching the public about agriculture.
Educating about agriculture means providing people with an understanding of agriculture’s history, production, processing, marketing, distribution and nutritional aspects. âAgricultural literacyâ is the term used for education about agriculture. This is different from education in agriculture, which refers to preparing individuals for careers in agriculture.
The Farm Bureau County Activities of Excellence (CAE) Program is designed to celebrate and recognize such programs. Originally known as the County Farm Bureau Idea Exchange, the program now focuses on the priority areas of the organization. The purpose of the program is to recognize and share successful county Farm Bureau programs and activities. Fifteen county Farm Bureaus from across the nation will be selected to present a display of their winning activity during the Farm Bureau Showcase at the organization’s annual convention. Enter your county’s outstanding program now. You may be showing it to members from across the nation in January!