Did you know you can access valuable lessons and resources online to help you better advocate for farmers, ranchers and consumers?
With the click of a button, Delaware Farm Bureau members can find information at their fingertips that can help them advocate or grow their own businesses thanks to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Bureau University.
DEFB Foundation and YF&R Coordinator Kali Voshell called the website a “one stop shop for training and resources.”
Farm Bureau University includes courses such as “Board Essentials” which offers “online training for county board members to develop skills and acquire knowledge as a Farm Bureau leader.” A similar course for committee members is also available. An advocacy module helps Farm Bureau members understand media, political and consumer advocacy skills that they could use in their own business or for the overall health of the organization.
Even more opportunities are available in the resources tab where members can discover success stories from other Farm Bureaus, learn how to share their own story or better understand how to discuss hard topics with legislators or recruit urban farmers. Teaching resources can also be found through this opportunity.
“When our members are better trained in advocacy and media needs, and they know how to find promotional resources like what is offered on Farm Bureau University, then we work better as an organization as a whole,” Voshell said, adding that the platform has something for members and volunteers at all levels.
It’s easy to enroll in Farm Bureau University, according to Voshell, and it’s free to current DEFB members. Visit https://university.fb.org/ and click “Sign up here.”