Get Involved - Training
The Casten Fellows program was developed to honor the life of Kansas Farm Bureau staffer Jill Casten- Downing and continue her rich legacy. Jill’s love for Kansas, agriculture, leadership development and international travel forms the foundation for the program. Ideal participants demonstrate a commitment to intentional life-long growth and active engagement in Kansas Farm Bureau. Click here to learn more.
Communications, Media and Spokesperson (CMS) training prepares members to effectively communicate their messages and connect with relevant audiences by equipping them with the tools to use personal stories, statistics and key messages in their communication strategies. Participants receive training and practice with public speaking, media interviews and social media. They are expected to participate in the full, two-day training. which takes place in Manhattan, KS. Participants must be voting members of the organization. Those interested should submit an application, which can be found on the KFB website. Click here to learn more.
The purpose of this program is to develop grassroots leaders who engage in their communities, look for solutions and create change. Participants gain an understanding of their personal leadership style, develop skills in problem solving and conflict resolution, practice their communication skills, engage in discussions about issues across the state and learn from industry leaders through sessions and tours. This program consists of six sessions taking place throughout the course of one year. Most sessions take place in Kansas, with the last session taking place in Washington, D.C. Those interested can click here to learn more and submit an application.
This program serves as an educational tool which allows participants from all occupations to experience the fundamentals of agriculture firsthand. The program consists of a total of six one-day sessions located across Kansas. Participants visit agricultural operations in different areas of the industry. Anyone is eligible to participate in the Master’s Program, including non-members of Kansas Farm Bureau. Those interested may submit an application, which can be found on the KFB website. Click here to learn more.