Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Agricultural Professionals held another successful conference this past weekend, drawing more than 600 attendees who enjoyed two days of leadership training, networking, and camaraderie.
Wilmington College was well-represented at this conference with over a dozen current students and several alumni. One alumna, Micaela Wright, class of 2016, took place in the top four during the discussion meet this weekend. Two more WC alumni, Brandi and Wes Montgomery, are on the committee that put the entire conference together. Even our Director of Admission for Wilmington College, Adam Lohrey, facilitated a session on ‘Job Negotiating’.
A Farm Bureau member – Tim for Adams County – who attended the conference stated, “For being a small institute I am highly impressed with the number of students from Wilmington that attended the conference and from what I have seen they have all been very involved and enjoying the conference.”
“For being a small institute I am highly impressed with the number of students from Wilmington that attended the conference and from what I have seen they have all been very involved and enjoying the conference.” – Tim, Farm Bureau Member
The “Cultivating Connections” Conference held Feb. 3 to 4 in Columbus drew 645 people from across Ohio who were interested in learning more about the agricultural industry and ways to make their difference in their communities. The Young Ag Professionals program is for Ohio Farm Bureau members age 18 to 35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills.
The conference, held at the Hyatt Regency hotel, featured a wide range of workshops, including how to understand farm leases, what farm bureau has to offer, direct market agricultural products and make wine or artisan cheese at home. This is an annual winter conference that is put on by the Ohio Farm Bureau.
You can learn more about these kinds of opportunities by attending any Collegiate Farm Bureau Meetings or contacting WC Collegiate Farm Bureau President, Meghan Bruns or Advisor, Corey Cockerill.