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Local farmer answers call for leadership at Iowa Farm Bureau Ag Leaders Institute

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Bob Donahoo
Robert Donahoo of Peterson is one of 25 Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) members participating in the Farm Bureau 2008 Ag Leaders Institute.

The year-long Institute offers cutting-edge information about agricultural issues while developing individual leadership skills and working to create a network of leaders across Iowa. Donahoo is taking part in a series of dynamic and interactive sessions that are preparing him in areas such as policy development, conflict management, public speaking, media relations, rural development and more.

"Participants are committed to the future of agriculture of Farm Bureau," said IFBF Leadership Training Manager Mary Foley. "The Ag Leaders Institute helps them build their leadership skills and the confidence to use them in an ever-changing environment. These folks will play a critical role in the future of agriculture in Iowa."

The Institute has prepared 220 leaders in the field of agriculture since 1998. Donahoo must attend four out of the five available sessions. If he meets all requirements, he will have the opportunity to discuss national issues in Washington DC in September and graduate at the IFBF Annual Meeting in December.

Donahoo was nominated for the Institute by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau.

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