Farm Bureau University

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What is Farm Bureau University?

"Online Learning for Farm Bureau”

Learning is no longer confined to four walls and formalized training. Farm Bureau University allows Farm Bureau members to learn through interactive experiences online when and where they want. Farm Bureau members can log onto FB University from a desktop computer in their office or on an iPad in the field.

Currently available to Farm Bureau members:

  • Board Essentials – Online training for county board members to develop skills and acquire knowledge as a Farm Bureau leader.
  • FB Builder – An evaluation tool for your county Farm Bureau to assess on eight building blocks of organizational health.
  • Pillars of Agricultural Literacy – A tool to guide you, or a group, through the Pillars of Agricultural Literacy in order to create a purposeful plan to educate consumers about agriculture.
  • Political Advocacy Skills Building Module – A learning module that covers topics relating to political advocacy, including preparing and conducting visits with legislators as well as relationship building with elected officials.

  • Consumer Advocacy Skills –The Consumer Advocacy Skills training contains self-paced lessons that cover how we can actively listen to the public, ask the correct questions to learn their concerns and share your story in agriculture and food. This training is designed to prepare you before engaging in a community event, traveling to a new location, or just to brush up on your communication skills.

What’s new on Farm Bureau University?

Farm Bureau Board Essentials, the newest online learning program, offers resources and training to county board members to improve governance, planning, policy development and advocacy, and membership.

Whether you’ve been on the board for three weeks or 30 years, Farm Bureau Board Essentials sharpens your skillset and understanding as a board member.

The Advocacy program is the newest online learning module, offering resources and training for Farm Bureau members at every level to engage with elected officials.

Whether you are on Capitol Hill or meeting with officials in your communities, this training walks you through the entire process to build a solid foundation for relationships with Farm Bureau.

How to register for Farm Bureau University

Any member can register for free at New users need to register for an account and type in the correct code. The member code is “statefb” replacing state with the two-letter postal abbreviation. For example a New York Farm Bureau member’s code is “nyfb.”

For questions about Farm Bureau University and Farm Bureau Board Essentials, contact any member of the AFBF Learning & Development team.

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Jordan Henry

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