Coordinated by Michigan Farm Bureau and Michigan Corn Growers Association, Agricultural Leadership Exchanges are exciting opportunities for boosting developing Farm Bureau leaders to the next level. The next Exchange will take a small group of members to tour agricultural sites in South America, March 4-15, 2019.
Participants next spring will visit agricultural and natural resources facilities in Argentina and Chile, meeting with government officials and leaders in agriculture, agribusiness and allied industries. The itinerary is still under development, but study themes will include agricultural innovation, production, marketing, infrastructure, credit, research, investments, energy, trade and environmental issues.
Agricultural Leadership Exchanges represent substantial investment in personal leadership development, and come with an expectation of continued involvement and leadership in Farm Bureau and Michigan agriculture.
Prospective participants must be nominated by their county Farm Bureau president or a member of the MFB Board of Directors. Ideal nominees include graduates of ProFILE, MFB’s advanced leadership development program. Completed nominations are due Oct. 5.
Previous exchanges have taken MFB members to New Zealand, Germany and Belgium, Ukraine, China and Cuba.
For more information, contact your county president or MFB Public Policy Director Sarah Black, 517-679-5340.