Leadership Farm Bureau is a leadership development program sponsored by the California Farm Bureau Federation and is the one program in Farm Bureau that is specifically designed to invest in you, the beginning or upcoming Farm Bureau leader. Each program and session builds upon the previous, to provide perspective and training in the areas of personal development, human behavior, public speaking, working with the media, political advocacy, government structure, key political issues and, of course, the Farm Bureau organization and structure.
2013 Leadership Farm Bureau Application
Tentative Dates for 2013
Oct. 15, 2012 Application Deadline
Nov. 8, 2012 Applicant Interviews, Sacramento
Dec. 2012 LFB Class of 2013 Announced
Feb. 4-6, 2013 Welcome, Team Building, Sacramento
Mar. 11-13, 2013 Farm Bureau 101, Intro to Lobbying, Sacramento
Apr. 8-10, 2013 Communicating the Message, Sacramento
May 20-23, 2013 Government at Work, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 5-7, 2013 Ag Issues Tour, California
Nov. 5-9, 2013 End of the Year Trip, North Carolina
Dec. 2013 Graduation and CFBF Annual Meeting
2012 San Joaquin Farm Bureau Class Participants
Jack Hamm, San Joaquin County
Jack Hamm is the manager at Lima Ranch, a 1,600-cow dairy. He is also a partner in Lima-Hamm Farms, where he farms corn, alfalfa and forage. Jack is the first vice president of San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation. He has a bachelor's degree in dairy science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Daniel Meza, San Joaquin County
Daniel Meza is a commercial lender at Farmers and Merchants Bank in Lodi and is a first-generation college graduate. While studying agribusiness at CSU, Fresno, Daniel became involved in the Hispanic Business Committee and created the HBC scholarship fund to help other Hispanic students continue their education. In 2010 he co-founded a new non-profit called Sus Finanzas, which will provide financial education to underserved communities. Daniel is a member of the San Joaquin County Young Farmers and Ranchers.
Past Leadership Farm Bureau Class Members Include:
Bruce Fry, Lodi
Mary Junqueiro, Manteca
Kory Cultrera, Ripon
Kenny Watkins, Linden
Joe Becchetti, Tracy
Amy Blagg, Lodi
Brad Goehring, Clements
Stanton Lange, Lodi
Charlie Starr Jr., Lodi
Katie Patterson, Ripon
Kevin Robertson, Tracy
Joe Valente, Lodi
Amy Wolfe, Escalon