Farm Bureau to Host Legislative Advocacy Training

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Promotion and Education Committee is hosting a one-day Leadership Boot Camp on November 14 at Heartland Farms in Hancock. WFBF’s governmental relations team will lead the training focused on engaging in legislative advocacy at the local level. 

“It’s important for us as farmers and agriculturists to be proactive in advocating for ourselves” said Darby Sampson, WFBF’s Promotion and Education Committee chair. “I encourage Farm Bureau members to attend this Leadership Boot Camp to learn how each of us can best make an impact on legislative issues.”

The day will start with an optional tour of Heartland Farms, a fifth-generation potato and vegetable farm. The training will begin with information on local affairs and how to monitor activities at the town and county level. Training will continue with tips for contacting elected officials and how members can best make an impact on local, state and federal legislation.

The Leadership Boot Camp is open to all Farm Bureau members. Registration is $10 and includes the training, boxed lunch and an optional tour of Heartland Farms. The registration deadline is November 2.

This event is being hosted in-person and will follow any applicable state or local health mandates. Face masks and hand sanitizer will be available, and seating will be socially distanced. Single serving refreshments and boxed lunches will be provided.

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Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization and is made up of 61 county Farm Bureaus. WFBF represents farms of every size, commodity and management style.