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What We Believe

Agriculture and rural communities need strong leaders. All our learning opportunities are rooted in the theory of experiential learning and transformational leadership.

At a Glance: How We Build Leaders

Farm Bureau Leaders

  • Online Learning
  • Strategic Planning
  • State Board Training

Foundational Traits

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Exploring Personal Strengths
  • Managing Change
  • Goal and Vision Setting

Advocacy Leaders

  • Compelling Storytelling
  • Influence through Media
  • Influence on the Hill
  • Engage Key Stakeholders

American Farm Bureau Federation works in collaboration with state staff to provide free or low cost in-person and online learning opportunities to build rural community and advocacy leaders. Below are our most requested learning opportunities and suggestions for in-person learning at the state level.

  • Board Essentials on FB University
  • Engage in County Leader Week
  • Field staff training or individualized FB University training calls
  • Strategic Planning
  • Peer Review
  • State Staff Development
  • State Board Training
  • Public Speaking Training
  • Media Training
  • Compelling Storytelling
  • Advocacy through Social Media
  • Advocacy on the Hill
  • Increase Self Awareness through StrengthsFinder and Emotional Intelligence
  • Public Speaking Training & Coaching
  • Media Training & Coaching
  • Engaging Stakeholders and Opposing Views
  • Skype in an AFBF Expert

We suggest one of our Featured Learning Sessions



  • How to Confidently Engage Consumers
  • Bridging the Generational Divide
  • The Untapped Talent Pool: the Need for Female Leaders
  • The Hidden Influence in your Decision Making
  • Advocating through Social Media
  • Laptop Lessons: How to Use FB University
  • Media Training
  • State Committee Training and Stage Coaching for Banquets

Call us today. We love designing unique learning experiences for your members and state staff.


For More Information

Contact Johnna (johnnam@fb.org) for sessions on media advocacy, social media, consumer engagement and effective messaging. Contact Elise (elises@fb.org) for sessions on board development, organization planning, engaging multiple generations and committee training.

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