Mission of the Committee
The Kansas Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee contributes an essential perspective to the organization, broadening opportunities for women to become increasingly involved in all aspects of Farm Bureau, actively participating in the implementation of priority issues involving agriculture education, improving the quality of life in rural communities, promotion of the industry and agricultural advocacy.
Women's Leadership Committee News
The American Farm Bureau Federation recognized 15 farm and ranch women leaders as graduates of the organization’s eleventh annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The group of agricultural leaders was recognized after completing an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on working with the media, public speaking, testifying and messaging.
The State Women's Leadership Committee met in Great Bend on August 26, 2017. Open this article to view the meeting minutes.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded 10 $500 mini-grants to communities across the nation through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program. The grants are allocated through county and state Farm Bureaus and are used to create new agricultural literacy projects or expand existing agricultural literacy efforts.
Five Farm Bureaus (two of whom are in Kansas!) were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to each receive a $500 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program to help fund “Our Food Link” projects.
The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee is offering up to five $550 competitive grants to county or state Farm Bureaus to assist in “Our Food Link” projects. The deadline for applications is May 15. OFL is a year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus can use to innovatively reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information on food production.
On behalf of the State Women’s Leadership Committee, THANK-YOU for your generous donations to the Silent Auction benefiting the KFB Foundation for Agriculture! Click this article to see the results!
The State Women's Leadership Committee met in Manhattan August 26-27, 2016. A portion of the meeting was spent in a combined meeting/training with members of the Young Farmers & Ranchers and Membership & Promotion Committeee. Open this article for links to view the meeting minutes and district reports.
For more information on the Women's Leadership Committee, contact Holly Higgins - firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the State Women’s Leadership Committee are elected by the Voting Delegates at the Annual Meeting. The State Chair for a term of two years and one District Chair from each district are elected from odd numbered districts in even-numbers years and even numbered districts in odd numbered years. If you are interested in the Women's Leadership Committee, the best way to start is to get involved in your county Farm Bureau committee. Contact your county coordinator for information.