The American Farm Bureau Federation recognized 15 farm and ranch women leaders, including one from Indiana, as graduates of the organization’s 11th 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.
“Women’s Communication Boot Camp is the experience of a lifetime,” said Sherry Saylor, an Arizona row crop farmer and chair of the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee. “Graduates of this program are persuasive and effective advocates for agriculture, with a passion for connecting with influencers at the local, state and national levels.”
The boot camp graduate from Indiana was Cindy Ramsey of Shelby County, District 8 education and outreach coordinator.
The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, in partnership with AFBF staff, hosts and provides training for Women’s Communications Boot Camp. This is the 11th year of the program, which has more than 165 graduates and is open to all women involved in Farm Bureau. An application process is used to select the participants.First row (from left): Cindy Ramsey, Indiana; Ruth Scruton, New Hampshire; Cala Tabb, Mississippi; Sine Kerr, Arizona; Sherry Saylor, AFB Women’s Leadership Committee Chair. Second row: Andi Vincent, Washington; Magen Allen, Arkansas; Sara Wayne, West Virginia; Gimmie Jo Jansonius, Kansas; Andrea Brossard, Wisconsin; Bonnie LaTourette, Pennsylvania. Third row: Laura Vaught, Tennessee; Renee McPherson, North Carolina; Danielle Burch, Ohio; Jodi DeHate, Michigan; Paula Peterson, Nebraska. Photo courtesy of the American Farm Bureau Federation