MANHATTAN – Ten Farm Bureau members from across Kansas were recently honored as a result of a one-year leadership program. Leadership KFB is designed to create influential leaders who will engage, create change and look for solutions in agriculture, the counties they live in, and their communities.

Jenny Burgess, a board member of the Reno County Farm Bureau Association, received congratulations and her diploma during the 97th annual meeting of the Kansas Farm Bureau in Manhattan.

“Participants of this program take part in a very personalized and unique learning experience,” said Jill Casten, KFB senior director of education and training. “Each session provides participants the chance to gain understanding about their personal leadership style, as well as different approaches to problem-solving and conflict resolution.”

Training in communication skills ranging from public speaking to traditional and social media is also part of the program. Leadership KFB allows participants to engage with issues across the state and learn from the leaders in the industry through experiential sessions and tours.

The Kansas Farm Bureau represents grassroots agriculture. Established in 1919, this nonprofit advocacy organization supports farm families who earn their living in a changing industry.