Utah Farm Bureau is hosting a two-day campaign management seminar from August 3-4 at the Utah Farm Bureau Federation office in Sandy. The Campaign School is non-partisan and open to anyone who wants to be actively involved in public office at any level - local School Board, city council, County Commission & Council, State Legislature, or Congressional campaigns. This event is perfect for current and future candidates, their spouses, and campaign managers.

This practical, hands-on workshop will be taught by the American Farm Bureau Policy team, which has been recognized throughout the country for this program. Through videos, case studies, and an interactive simulation, participants will learn how to evaluate the candidate and the electorate, build a campaign structure & organization, raise and manage campaign finances, enlist allies, build coalitions, get last-minute election day voter attention, and more. The school has been creating successful candidates for decades and has a national 81% success rate.

"We hold this seminar because we feel strongly about having quality men and women serving in elected office throughout our state," said Ron Gibson, President of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. "Quality elected officials are critical to the work we do at the Utah Farm Bureau and we feel strongly in this democratic tradition. We hope we can help interested individuals from both the urban and rural parts of our state learn how to run a campaign to win."

“The strategies and campaign organization I learned at the seminar were fantastic and helped me create a plan that worked,” said State Senator Scott Sandall. “Never having run for office before, this helped me and my family understand what was going to be required to win and gave me the confidence to go out and get the support we needed.”

Space is limited to 24 students, with a registration deadline of July 13, 2023.

  • Who Should Attend: This seminar is ideal for future & current candidates, campaign managers, spouses, or even incumbent office holders, especially those considering offices for the 2024 election cycle.
  • When: August 3-4, 2023. The class typically runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the first day, and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the last day.
  • Location:  Utah Farm Bureau Federation office, 9865 S. State St, Sandy, Utah 84070 Cost:  $175 for Utah Farm Bureau members. $250 for non-Farm Bureau members. $100 for each additional person registered (i.e. campaign managers, spouses, etc.)
  • Registration: Deadline of July 13, 2023. Visit www.eventleaf.com/e/campaignschoolregistration to register.

For more questions, contact Matt Hargreaves, Vice President of Communications at matt.hargreaves@fbfs.com or 801-233-3003.