Stuck in a rut? It can happen to even the most active of County Farm Bureaus. You’ve done the same things for a number of years, because the events basically run themselves at this point. This year, we’re encouraging you to take a hard look at your county Program of Work and make an intention effort to consider what you we can do differently in 2018. There are amazing things happening in Farm Bureau all around the country and we want to help bring you a few fresh ideas this year.
We interviewed staff and volunteers from county Farm Bureaus that won the County Activities of Excellence Award from the American Farm Bureau. These awards acknowledge successful county Farm Bureau programs and activities.
Three and a half years ago, Dwight Moudy of Elkhart County Farm Bureau in Indiana began sharing the Cowboy Ethics Curriculum with schools in his area. Today, he teaches the curriculum in 24 classes each week and interest in this program continues to blossom in schools throughout Indiana and other states.
Cowboy Ethics, a curriculum designed for grades K-12 focuses on the 10 principles of the Code of the West:
- Live each day with courage.
- Take pride in your work.
- Always finish what you start.
- Do what has to be done.
- Be tough, but fair.
- When you make a promise, keep it.
- Ride for the brand.
- Talk less and say more.
- Remember that some things aren't for sale.
- Know where to draw the line.