Membership in Indiana Farm Bureau has a lot to offer young farmers and those working in agriculture related businesses. Chelsea Poe, Membership Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Indiana Farm Bureau says the INFB Young Farmer Program is designed to help members capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges they may face.
“A lot of that is by becoming stronger leaders and having more dynamic voices in their local communities,” Poe explained. “We’ve had our Young Farmer program since I believe 1969 and it’s made such a positive difference in the lives of so many of our members, countless young farmers throughout the state of Indiana, helping them achieve career success by going through our ag focused leadership development activities and events.”
There are many activities throughout the year, presenting a host of opportunity for 18-35 year olds.
“We have a state young farmer committee that people throughout the state can be a part of. We have young farmer leadership conference every year which is a great opportunity to get education and then network with other young leaders throughout the state. It’s usually held about the last weekend in January. We have summer socials where they get together usually sometime around the Indiana State Fair and they can get together with other families across the state, and then there are district and county activities along with the national young farmer and rancher conference.”
Also Collegiate Farm Bureau is currently available for Purdue and Vincennes students and they hope to add other colleges in the Hoosier state. The program also offers competition events that can lead to national contests and prizes. Learn more at the website, and become a member of Indiana Farm Bureau for just $32.50. Visit their website, www.infb.org/findyourvoice.
Hear more from Chelsea Poe:June 6 Membership Minute