Wayne State University hosted the final meeting of the 2018-19 ProFILE class, where 17 of the state’s best and brightest added their names those of nearly 300 graduates of Michigan Farm Bureau’s (MFB) elite leadership development program March 16.
ProFILE graduate Mike Fusilier—now District 3 Director on the MFB Board of Directors—addressed this year’s graduating class and encouraged its members to continue developing their leadership by utilizing skills gained through the program.
“I encourage you all to take the skills and knowledge you gained through this program and implement them back on your farms and your communities,” Fusilier said. “Your leadership development doesn’t stop here—it’s just the beginning.”
Here’s the newest lineup of ProFILE graduates:
Graduates and their guests spent the remainder of their time in Detroit celebrating with food and festivities at Punch Bowl Social and an overnight stay at The Inn On Ferry Street.
“When you look at the personal and professional growth these young farmers went through, you have to just sit back and smile,” said Jenna Mignano, co-facilitator of the program. “We are so proud of the work they put into themselves, each other and the program.”
Applications for the 2020-21 ProFILE program will be accepted by county Farm Bureaus beginning later this spring through late summer. For more information, visit the program’s website or contact Alex Schnabelrauch at 517-679-5440.