Indiana Farm Bureau is a membership organization that works hard year round to protect farmers’ rights. But INFB is also working to impact the communities throughout Indiana in many ways, including the Ag in the Classroom program and numerous scholarships.
“We offer a lot of different scholarships at Indiana Farm Bureau,” says Chelsea Poe, Membership Sales and Marketing Coordinator. “I believe we offered over $170,000 in scholarships this past year, and that was either through the state organization or from county Farm Bureaus. So between the two we offer a lot of different scholarships that can be used throughout the year, and those are for students and adults looking to pursue more education.”
Of course Farm Bureau works on state issues and local issues. It is a grassroots membership organization, so the focus at the state level begins with local members and their issues.
“We’re an organization that was started by farmers for farmers and we’re run by farmers. That’s so important. Our policy is never dictated to the members by the elected leaders. Instead our policy positions are always formulated at the county level and it’s issues they’re having at that point in time. If it’s important enough and it needs to get to the state level, it goes to the state level and then national level as well. But it’s always started at the county level and even sometimes township level and then voted on by our members at our annual meeting.”
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