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April 15, 2009. Improving Rural Vitality through Farm Bureau Partnerships. Mission Statement. Farm Bureau is dedicated to helping farm families prosper and improve their quality of life. Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s Strategic Focus. What Doesn’t Surprise People. Farmers and Agriculture

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April 15 2009

April 15, 2009

Improving Rural Vitality through Farm Bureau Partnerships


Mission statement

Mission Statement

Farm Bureau is dedicated to helping farm families prosper and improve their quality of life.


Iowa farm bureau federation s strategic focus

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s Strategic Focus


What doesn t surprise people

What Doesn’t Surprise People

  • Farmers and Agriculture

    • Risk Management Education

    • Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

    • AgraGate – carbon credit trading

    • Young Farmer programs

    • Renewable energy education/information


What does surprise people

What Does Surprise People

  • Youth and Education

    • Ag in the Classroom

    • Scholarships

    • Teachers Academy on Ag Awareness

    • Governor’s Scholar Recognition

    • Iowa High School Athletic Association

    • 4-H and FFA


What does surprise people1

What Does Surprise People

  • Health and Wellness

    • Rural Health Coaches

    • Rural Family Medicine Scholarships

    • Easter Seals Iowa Rural Solutions project

    • ROPS incentive


What does surprise people2

What Does Surprise People

  • Community and Rural Development

    • Renew Rural Iowa

    • Business Succession Planning

    • Leadership Development

    • Community Enhancement Grants


Farm bureau team effort

Farm Bureau team effort

$1 million provided in 2008

Contributions through IFBF, Iowa Farm Bureau Foundation, and 100 county Farm Bureau offices


County farm bureaus get it done

County Farm Bureaus get it done

  • County Recognition Program

    • Co. FB learn more about community foundations

      • Invite a presentation to the board

      • Become active on board or committee

    • Co. FB support a Community Enhancement Grant

    • Co. FB donate or volunteer in a community improvement activity


Consistent themes

Consistent themes

  • Encourage local decisions and initiatives

  • Partnerships—local or statewide—are a must

  • Work with existing infrastructure

  • Preserve and build on existing strengths and assets


Questions

? QUESTIONS ?

Dal GroomsBusiness Information [email protected](515) 225-5452


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