Leadership Farm Bureau program honors 13 graduates
» December 6, 2010 «
Thirteen Farm Bureau members from throughout California have earned recognition for completing a year of intensive training in the Leadership Farm Bureau program. The Leadership Farm Bureau Class of 2010 graduated during an event held at the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas as part of the 92nd California Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting.
"It's important for Farm Bureau to continue to cultivate new leaders and for those new leaders to have a thorough understanding of Farm Bureau and the many issues that affect family farmers and ranchers," California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said. "The Leadership Farm Bureau program trains people to serve both our organization and the communities where they live and work."
The 2010 Leadership Farm Bureau class included Casey Anderson, San Diego County; Darrell Cordova, Stanislaus County; Phillip Cox, Tulare County; Kory Cultrera, San Joaquin County; Theo de Haan, Kings County; Kari Dodd, Tehama County; Stephanie Leimgruber, Imperial County; Derrick Lum, Solano County; Monica Rosenthal, Lake County; Tom Stewart, Modoc County; Liza Teixeira, Tulare County; Michael Vasey, Tehama County; and Kenny Watkins, San Joaquin County.
The graduates gained 250 hours of specialized training focused on leadership skills and current affairs, plus insight into how Farm Bureau operates and its priorities in working to protect family farms and ranches.
As part of their training, the Leadership Farm Bureau class traveled to Sacramento and Washington, D.C., to learn about key issues and meet with legislators, members of Congress and government agency leaders. The group also visited North Carolina to discuss common issues with family farmers and agricultural leaders there.
The 2010 class marks the eleventh group of leaders to complete the Leadership Farm Bureau program since it began in 2000. For more information, see www.cfbf.com/lfb/.
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