CAMP HILL, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau member Melanie Fink, of Lehigh County, was one of 16 Farm and Ranch Women Leaders to graduate from the spring session of the Women’s Communications Boot Camp hosted by the American Farm Bureau Federation back in March.
The intensive four-day course completed by the agricultural leaders featured hands-on sessions related to public speaking, working with the media and messaging. Graduates will use their training in a variety of ways such as participating in local media opportunities to strategically support Farm Bureau’s policy work, sharing information with elected officials and joining social media campaigns that spotlight today’s agriculture.
This is the 16th year of the program which has 239 graduates and is open to all women involved in Farm Bureau.
The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, in partnership with AFBF staff, hosts and provides training for Women’s Communications Boot Camp. An application process is used to select the participants. A fall session of Boot Camp will be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, with applications opening in June.
–Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture