Be a part of the 2023Wisconsin Farm Bureau Leadership Institute!
Mission: To develop strong and effective county Farm Bureau leaders. Developing strong and effective agricultural leaders is absolutely necessary for our industry’s continued success in an ever-changing world. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation Leadership Institute program will provide personal growth and leadership training to local Farm Bureau leaders who have the potential to make a positive impact on Farm Bureau in the future.
We’re Looking For:
• Voting Farm Bureau Members 18 years old and older
• Experienced county Farm Bureau leaders
• Inexperienced county Farm Bureau leaders with potential for future leadership
• Applicants from the entire state
• Applicants who produce different commodities or represent different agribusinesses
• Applicants from counties with low Farm Bureau involvement and participation
Class Selection: A class of 15 members will be chosen to participate in Class 15 of the 2023 Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation Leadership Institute. All voting member applicants must complete an application. A panel of three judges will select the 15 participants based on the information submitted.
Participation Fee: Each participant must secure $1,200 ($600 in 2023 and $600 in 2024) to participate in the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation Leadership Institute either individually or through their county Farm Bureau or other entities. Participants may seek local sponsorship; pay the enrollment fee themselves, or a combination of both. The inital $600 must be submitted to Wisconsin Farm Bureau within 30 days of being notified that they have been selected as a 2023 Institute Class XIV participant.
The participation fee covers all hotel and meal costs, class materials and travel fees associated with the trip to another state Farm Bureau and Washington D.C.
Application will close on Monday, August 15 at 11:30 p.m.
Questions can be directed to Wendy Kannel, Senior Director of Member Relations by phone 608.828.5719 or email