Women’s Leadership Committee
Women in Farm Bureau play a vital role in the development of policies and programs and are encouraged to be active in all areas of Farm Bureau. The mission of the Farm Bureau Women’s Program is to develop and provide programs which will encourage individuals to become grassroots leaders of Colorado Agriculture.
Farm Bureau Women’s activities include:
- Senior Field Studies – Denver area high school seniors are placed with Farm Bureau families throughout the state for a week each April to get a hands-on education about agriculture.
- Ag in the Classroom – Farm Bureau Women and volunteers help children learn the source of their food at their National Western Stock Show booth called “Great Grains”. They educate kids (and their parents) about Colorado grains and let them grind wheat into flour. FB supports and promotes programs and activities sponsored by the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture including the Colorado Reader, Summer Ag Institute for teachers, Adopt a Classroom and other activities and materials (www.growingyourfuture.com). Ag resources are provided to teachers and students, and presentations are given in the classroom, at water and ag festivals, Farm Days, etc.
- Consumer Education – Educational activities are sponsored for the public on Food Check-Out Day, National Agriculture Day/Week, Farm-City Week, at County Fairs and at other times. Grocery stores, malls and Farm Shows are among the places these events are held.