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INFB members complete leadership program

INDIANAPOLIS -- The fifth class of Indiana Farm Bureau’s Leaders in Action completed their program recently.

“Personal development programs like Leaders in Action help our members find their voice,” said Randy Kron, Indiana Farm Bureau president. “We look forward to seeing these leaders continue to grow in Farm Bureau.”

Leaders in Action is for individuals who want to enhance their leadership skills, specifically becoming more effective at the local, state or national levels in both volunteer and elected positions.

Nineteen members completed the program this year. Participants included Lyle Bulkhalter, Clinton County; Auna Badke, Elkhart County; Brian Richter, Fulton County; Stephen Williams, Fulton County; Barbara Pittsford, Henry County; Nichole Spencer, Huntington County; Christa Malone, Jasper County; John and Amanda Canary, Johnson County; Alan Mast, Kosciusko County; Ethan Hunter, Lawrence County; Kelly Shannon, Montgomery County; Janelle Burnworth, Noble County; Joe and Christine Blackford, Porter County; Pam Kline, Steuben County; Crystal Van Pelt, Steuben County; Vickie Althoff, Switzerland County; and Neil Moseley, Tippecanoe County.

Members are accepted for the program through an application process, and if selected, they attend four sessions on engaging local government, self-leadership, communications, and Farm Bureau history and opportunities. The last step of the program is a three-day trip to Washington, D.C., to learn about federal farm issues and meet congressional representatives. Participants completed the trip Sept. 12-14.

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