Porterville Resident Among Leadership Farm Bureau Class Members

Intensive leadership training and a focus on issues affecting California farmers and ranchers lie ahead for the 10 people chosen for the 2015 class of the Leadership Farm Bureau program. The Class of 2015 was formally introduced today during the annual California Farm Bureau Federation Leaders Conference in Sacramento.

Leadership Farm Bureau is a leadership-development program sponsored by CFBF that includes classroom sessions in advocacy training, communications, team building, leadership methods, media training and Farm Bureau policy development. Field sessions will include tours in both Northern and Southern California that will allow deeper exploration of issues including water development and immigration policy.

Members of the Leadership Farm Bureau Class of 2015 include John Guthrie of Porterville, who grows almonds, citrus fruit, walnuts and row crops and raises cattle, and serves on the Tulare County Farm Bureau board of directors;

The Leadership Farm Bureau class will meet throughout 2015, culminating in graduation at the CFBF Annual Meeting in Reno in December. For further information about the Leadership Farm Bureau program, visit www.cfbf.com/lfb.

The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 57,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.

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