The opioid epidemic is taking its toll on rural America, and it's hitting farm and ranch families especially hard. The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union are joining forces in the fight against opioid addiction with a campaign called Farm Town Strong.
People are often ashamed or embarrassed to talk about addiction, but everyone needs to be able to openly discuss this problem and face it head-on if we’re going to get help to those who need it—before it’s too late.
Farm Bureau Leadership training is available online. Learn from the comfort of your own home on your own time table. FB University includes three courses, Board Essentials, Farm Bureau Builder, and Pillars of Literacy. Modules in each course take 15-20 minutes to complete and range on a variety of topics.
Sign up for FB University HERE. Member code is utfb
Are you a county board member? Do you work with county boards? Board Essentials offers resources and training to county board members, helping to improve in the areas of governance, planning, policy development and advocacy, and membership.
Farm Bureau Builder is designed to help your county board of directors improve the overall health of your county Farm Bureau by assessing where your county Farm Bureau stands in eight building blocks of organizational success. Farm Bureau Builder will help your county track its progress on an important journey of self-improvement. All Farm Bureau Builder responses are recorded and stored in Farm Bureau University so that you can track your county's progress as you go along.
The Pillars of Agricultural Literacy program serves as a tool to guide you, or a group, to create a purposeful plan of new efforts to educate consumers about agriculture.
For more information contact Susan Furner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-233-3040.