Farm Bureau Women are dedicated to educating the public with programs and events that promote a positive image of agriculture. These activities provide opportunities for leadership, communication, political involvement and networking.
Telling the story of agriculture in a factual and engaging manner is an ongoing effort of Farm Bureau Women. The Women’s programs provide funding for scholarships, Ag in the Classroom and charitable projects around the state.
Women’s Leadership Program
The Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program uses the unique talents of women to help support Farm Bureau in organizational, legislative, educational and promotional initiatives. Any woman from a Farm Bureau family is encouraged to participate in the Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program. Women are key in sharing agriculture’s story at the local, state and national level.
The Women’s Fund was first established in 1974 by the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee to collect and distribute funds to non-profit hospitals to care for kidney patients. Since that time, the fund has expanded its support to include organizations that focus on the community, health and well-being of Florida residents, particularly those that affect women and children. Since its inception, more than $200,000 has been raised and donated to various charitable causes.
Some of the charities the fund has helped over the years include Go Red for Women Campaign, Seamark Ranch, Russell House, Ronald McDonald House Charities, GiGi’s Playhouse, Alzheimer’s Association and Ag Angels.
County Farm Bureaus voluntarily contribute 10 cents per member to support the fund. This voluntary contribution helps Farm Bureau exemplify the compassion of the agricultural community.
If you are a volunteer at heart and enjoy giving back to your local community, contact your county.
Women’s Fund Award
The Women’s Fund Award was first established in 1974 to collect and distribute funds to non-profit hospitals to care for kidney patients. Since that time, the fund has expanded its support to include other health issues, particularly those that affect women and children. Since its inception, more than $200,000 has been raised and donated to various causes. County Farm Bureaus are asked to contribute 10 cents per member for this cause. This voluntary quota enables Farm Bureau to purchase medical equipment and other items related to health and well being. The project continues to exemplify the Florida farmer as a caring person.
Women’s Leadership Conference
The Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee was established to aid the organization in its efforts to effectively use women’s talents to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Farm Bureau organization. Committee members are a dedicated group of individuals who work to ensure the ideals of Farm Bureau are upheld. They lead and represent the women and families of Florida Farm Bureau.
Youth Speech Contest
Each year the Women’s Leadership Committee sponsors a Youth Speech Contest for high school students. The contest promotes a stronger interest and clearer understanding of agriculture among our youth.
The contest begins at the county level. The winner of each county contest competes in district contests and the district winners will present at the Florida Farm Bureau state annual meeting in October. To view contest rules and regulations,
For more information, contact your
Women’s Activity Award
Farm Bureau Women also have the opportunity to be recognized for their involvement in the community and sharing the story of agriculture. Each year, engaged women can apply for the
Recipients are recognized at the Women’s Leadership Conference held in the spring.
Farm Bureau Women coordinate many activities and programs around the state to connect rural and urban communities such as food bank drives, farm-to-table luncheons, classroom contests, town parades and festivals. Below are just a few of the programs or activities that Farm Bureau Women lead. For more information on how to get involved in these activities or any Farm Bureau program,
“Recent natural disasters have had a major impact on agriculture. How have these impacts affected consumers?”