Farm Bureau members hone leadership skills


Indiana Farm Bureau concluded its 2017 Leaders in Action program in Washington, D.C., this month where members met with Indiana’s national elected officials.

The annual program is for Indiana Farm Bureau members looking to improve their leadership skills for the betterment of Indiana agriculture.

Jackson County Farm Bureau member Marcia Monroe recently was accepted into the program through an application process and attended four sessions on working with local elected officials, self-leadership, presentation skills and opportunities in Farm Bureau.

To conclude the program, Monroe attended a three-day trip to Washington, D.C., to learn about federal farm issues and held small group meetings with the office of Indiana Ninth District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth and Indiana Sen. Todd Young and Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly.

In these meetings, she had the opportunity to discuss legislative issues of priority to Indiana’s farmers, including the 2018 farm bill, regulatory reform, access to rural broadband, tax reform, trade and more.

Leaders in Action is for individuals who want to enhance their leadership skills, specifically becoming more effective at the local, state or national levels in both volunteer and elected positions.


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