Sharing Ag Stories: Tennessee farmers gather for Women’s Communications Boot Camp
According to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, roughly 40,000 female farmers call Tennessee home. This week, a select group of women in agriculture traveled from across the state to gather for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Women’s Communications Boot Camp.
Sharing the story of agriculture with the world is critical for the industry. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Women’s Communications Boot Camp, the second event of its kind, was held in Tennessee recently and created with that understanding in mind.
“It is always important for folks to know that they have a voice in agriculture; everybody has wonderful stories to share,” said Jordan Healey, AFBF Director of Leadership Training. “But it’s all about how can we get that message to others and have them feel comfortable talking in front of others, so these public speaking boot camps – “mini boot camps,” whatever you might call them -- allow our participants to have that firsthand experience […] and really building up some confidence and showing that hey, they do have the ability to talk and share their stories with others.”