Farm Bureau members know the power of influence.  We live in a media driven world powered by instant access to information on any topic imaginable. Because of social media, the circle of people we influence, and vice versa, is now global in scope and anyone can be an influencer to Twitter followers or Facebook friends. Farmers and ranchers should always be the key influencers when it comes to agriculture.  Here are a few ways Farm Bureau helps make that possible.

You’re the reason MFBF is influential

The grassroots are the powerhouse behind Farm Bureau’s influence as an ag organization. We are the collective voice of agriculture in Montana and as a member, you’re behind the wheel when it comes to steering our policies and positions.

In return, MFBF wants to provide members with the best training and resources available to help farmers and ranchers further our agricultural policies within their own communities.  Through the Farm Bureau blog and training workshops we help members hone social media and interview skills.

Providing access to high quality information and industry experts helps members remain well versed on current agricultural issues. Giving county Farm Bureaus tools and resources to connect with elected officials and communicate effectively helps foster positive relationships and further MFBF’s policy.

Grow your influence at Summer Conference

The Influence track, scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 during Summer Conference, is jam packed with information and resources to help you become an effective influencer.  Whether you like to stay close to home and visit with friends and neighbors about ag issues, or you like to go big with a social media platform there are plenty of tips and tricks for you here!

Johnna Miller of AFBF will share ‘Ways to Advocate from the Farm Gate’ and MFBF’s own Laura Nelson will be on hand to help sharpen those social media skills; with a few short steps, each of us has the ability to be a savvy social media star and Laura will show you how!

Missed the June 1 registration deadline for Summer Conference??  Have no fear—simply call the MFBF offices at 587-3153 to register over the phone!