Wince Graduates from Farm Bureau AgriPOWER program
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Emmalee Wince of Salem recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Class XI. The leadership program was started in 2008 to help agricultural advocates gain influence over public policy issues that impact their businesses and communities.
Wince is a facilities technician at Assumption Village Nursing Home and also works as a seasonal employee for Heritage Cooperative. She raises and sells freezer beef and pork and custom bales straw and serves on the board of the Mahoning County Farm Bureau. Wince also is a member of the Calla Community Church and South Range Council of Community Churches’ food pantry.
Over the course of a year, Class XI participants learn how to become better leaders and advocates for the agricultural industry. This includes media and etiquette training, social networking and communications. They are schooled about public policy matters, visit Washington to learn about national and global issues, and tour diverse agricultural operations in Louisiana to better understand the differences and similarities in agriculture from state to state.
In addition to Ohio Farm Bureau, AgriPOWER XI partners include Cargill, American Farmland Trust, Franklin County Farm Bureau, Clinton, Coshocton, Delaware, Fayette, Fulton, Knox County Farm Bureaus, Southern Ohio Ag and Community Development Fund, Ohio State University Delaware Extension, OFB Foundation, Ohio Soybean Council and the OFBF Water Quality Grant Program.
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