Farm Bureau Women
Women's Leadership Committee
"The Women's Leadership Committee is a strong contributor to Farm Bureau, especially on health and safety issues and issues that affect the family and rural way of life. FB Women introduce people to Farm Bureau through their activities such variety shows, speech contests, women of the year, and county fairs to mention a few." - Frank Priestley, President Idaho Farm Bureau.
Women's Scentsy Tour
Women attending the Women's Leadership Conference had the opportunity to tour the Scentsy scented candle facility to learn how a one time sheep rancher and his wife built the multi-million dollar business from the ground up. They also enjoyed many fine fragrances of candles.
Check the calendar on the home page for upcoming events.
- Agricultural Education
- Consumer Understanding
- Media & Information
- Policy Development
- Political Education & Public Affairs
IFBF Women's Leadership Committee
- Carol Guthrie, Inkom, Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shari Kuther, Nezperce, Vice Chairman, email@example.com
- Sherril Tillotson, Lava Hot Springs, District 1, Southeast Idaho, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shirlene Schwendiman, Newdale, District 2, Upper Snake River Valley, email@example.com
- Doris Pearson, Buhl, District 3, South Central Idaho, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Allis Chandler, Weiser, District 4, Southwest Idaho, email@example.com
- Carole Rust, Saint Maries, District 5, North Idaho, firstname.lastname@example.org
Snack bags where delivered to the Legislators in early Feb.
The AFB Women's Leadership Committee surfaces and develops women as leaders in agriculture through actively participating in the implementation of priority issues and educating consumers and students about agriculture.
- Opening Doors to Idaho Agricultre Video Contest (All ages)
2014 Speech Contest Winner
Dixie Johnson from Weiser High School took first place in the Women's Leadership Committee's Speech Contest.
Open to all Idaho Residents regardless of Idaho Farm Bureau membership. Submit on a
CD with required forms prior to the October 1st deadline. Cannot be longer than 4
minutes in length or contain obscene material. Should follow good safety practices
and be set to music. For more information and forms Click Here
- Speech Contest (grades 9 - 12)
District winners will compete in Boise on February 3, 2014 at the State Capitol Building, preceded by a reception. Topic: Opening Doors to Idaho Agriculture. The speech will be between 5 to 8 minutes in length. Cash prizes awarded.
- Essay Contest (grade 5)
Creative writing project on "What Agriculture Means to Me" prompts students to ponder agriculture and its connection to today's world. Deadline is March 15th. Cash prizes on the District and State levels.
- Seasons of Agriculture in Idaho Photo Contest
(ages 6 and above)
Contest is limited to amateur Idaho resident photographers only. Deadline for submissions: September 1. Limit of three photos. Cash Prizes to be awarded.
- Art Design (grades 6 - 8)
Promotes the arts and furthers the understanding of agriculture in our lives. Theme: Idaho Agriculture. Deadline for submissions: March 15th. Cash prizes on the District and State levels will be awarded.
- Variety Show for Amateurs
The Variety Show is tailored to attract people to participate in their own development. Winners of their county contest in Districts I & II will perform on the last Saturday of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, Blackfoot. Cash prizes awarded during the three-hour show.
More information on the above contests : Click Here
For more information about an IFBF Women's activity in your county, contact your local Farm Bureau Women's Chairman or a member of the State Women's Leadership Committee.
Peg Pratt, Program Coordinator, email@example.com
275 Tierra Vista Drive
PO Box 4848
Pocatello ID 83205
Gold Star Award Program Application
The Women's Awards Program is a recognition and awards program for county Farm Bureaus to strengthen the organization.
What better way to keep track of your projects than by quarterly reports.
Woman of the Year Application
Annually, the districts choose a woman to honor at the annual meeting.
Teacher of the Year Application
To honor those teachers supporting agriculture in their classrooms, a teacher is chosen and receives an expense paid trip to the National Ag in the Classroom Conference.
Available on a variety of subject matter dealing with commodities grown in the state, health and safety issues.
Five styles available for distribution on current themes.
Annually in the spring, women from across the state meet for the opportunity to help explore ways needed to develop strong leaders now and in the future. The 2014 conference will held in Boise, March 21-23. Further information is available from your county or state women's chairman.
Food Check-Out Day
County and state women celebrate Food Check-Out Week with donations to Ronald McDonald House in Boise in February 2014. Donations of cash and commodities were made to the House from across the state. In addition, the Women's Leadership Committee prepared dinner for the resident families. The Committee also provided snack bags of Idaho commodities to members of the Legislature, Governor and Lt. Governor.
History books keep the most interesting record of yearly activities and can be a great help in the years to come to other chairmen.
Health & Safety
Goals of the IFB Health/Safety Committee are incorporated and supported by the Women's Leadership Committee. New materials have been obtained to assist the counties in their program. In addition to the GlitterBug Handwashing kit, a gravity flow wagon, magnetic display, bulletin board templates, ABC story book and CD; Ride Safe, Ride Smart DVD; A Guide to Off-Hwy Riding DVD; plus ATV guides for youth and parents have been added. A newsletter is distributed containing project ideas and website addresses. A Health Fair is held at the annual meeting of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation.
Women of the year 2013 - left to right.
2013 AFBF National Women's Leadership Conference
Attendees at the 2013 AFBF National Women's
Leadership Conference held in Las Vegas.