Get Involved - Training
If you're thinking about running for state legislature, school board, county commission or other public office, KFB's Campaign School can teach you the nuts and bolts of campaigning and help you execute a winning campaign. Click here to learn more.
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.
Ag Academy (formerly Masters Program)
Rebranded and refreshed, Ag Academy serves as an educational tool that allows participants from all occupations to gain knowledge and to experience production agriculture, related fields and Kansas Farm Bureau policy. The program consists of seven one-day sessions scattered across Kansas coupled with seven short self-paced virtual components that serve as precursors to each in-person session. Anyone is eligible to participate in Ag Academy, 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.