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Women's Leadership

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  • The first Farm Bureau women's committee was organized ins 1921. Today, women effectively serve in all areas and responsibilities of the Farm Bureau organization.

    The Women's Leadership Committee works to encourage women to prepare for leadership, become involved in the political process, and teach people where their food and fiber comes from.  Women are encouraged to run for county and state position and become involved in any activities that give women a voice in shaping the future of agriculture.

    The Women's Leadership Committee works on many fronts to advocate for education, consumer understanding, leadership, information, organization, and policy development.  Such programs include Ag in the Classroom, the Women's Scholarship Program, Our Food Link activities, Ag Day, Earth Day, Fam/City Week, and safety and health programs.

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Events
Date Event Location
October 2017
24-27 AFBF Women’s Communications Boot Camp
November 2017
1 Women’s Awards Applications Due
6-7 WLC Fall Meeting
17-23 Farm-City Week *
December 2017
5 Women's Business Meeting Fort Hall, Idaho
Committee & Staff
  • Judy Woody
    Chairman

    Filer, Idaho

  • Allis Chandler
    Vice Chair

    Weiser, Idaho

  • Sheril Tillotson
    District I

    Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

  • Susan Allen
    District II

    Victor, Idaho

  • Doris Pearson
    District III

    Buhl, Idaho

  • Sherri Walton
    District IV

    Emmett, Idaho

  • Carole Rust

    Saint Maries, Idaho

  • Carol Guthrie
    Ex-Officio

    Inkom, Idaho

  • Melissa Nelson
    Staff Coordinator

    PO Box 4848, Pocatello ID 83205-4848 

Contests
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Video Contest

This contest is open to all Idaho residents regardless of Idaho Farm Bureau membership. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  Entries must be your original work and taken within the state of Idaho.  Videos need to adhere to the Women’s Leadership Committee’s annual theme.  First place receives a $100 gift card! Please “view more info” below for complete rules.

Speech Contest

This contest is open to all students (public, private or home schooled) during the 2017-2018 school year, grades 9 – 12. Students compete at their county, move on to district, then finalists are invited to the state contest held annually in Boise.  Finalists are invited to a reception the night before the contest.  Hotel accommodations are provided for one night and the next morning the State Contest is held inside the capitol building.  The winner of the State contest will receive a $150 gift card!  Please “view more info” below for complete rules.

Art Design Contest

This project promotes the arts and furthers the understanding of agriculture in our lives by offering this contest in classrooms around the state.  Open to all public, private and home schooled students enrolled in an Idaho school, grades 7 – 8.  Art is first judged at the county level, then judged at the district level.  There are cash prizes for district winners and the state winner will receive a $75 gift card!  Please “view more info” below for complete rules.

Poster Contest

This project promotes the arts and furthers the understanding of agriculture in our lives by offering this contest in classrooms around the state.  Open to all public, private and home schooled students enrolled in an Idaho school, grade 6.  Posters are first judged at the county level, then judged at the district level.  There are cash prizes for district winners and the state winner will receive a $75 gift card!  Please “view more info” below for complete rules.

Essay Contest

This contest prompts 4th and 5th grade students to ponder agriculture and its often forgotten connection to today’s world.  Open to all public, private or home schooled students enrolled in an Idaho school in grades 4 – 5.  Essays are first judged at the county level, then judged again at the district level. There are cash prizes for district winners and the state winner will receive a $75 gift card!  Please “view more info” below for complete rules.

Coloring Contest

This contest introduces many students to agricultural concepts.  Open to all public, private and home schooled students enrolled in an Idaho school, grades K - 3.  There are two coloring pages, one for K-1st grade students and one for 2nd – 3rd grade students.  Coloring pages are first judged at the county level, then judged at the district level.  There are cash prizes for district winners and the state winner will receive a $25 gift card!  Please “view more info” below for complete rules.

Programs
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Gold Star Award Program Application

Due by November 1st, the Women's Awards Program is a recognition and awards program for county Farm Bureaus to strengthen the organization.

Women 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.

County Mini-Grant

Mini-grants are offered to county women’s committees to initiate new programs.

Teacher Mini-Grant

Mini-grants are offered to elementary school teachers to initiate new programs.

Quarterly Reports

What better way to keep track of your projects than by quarterly reports.

Conferences
Women's Videos
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