In the era of term limits there is a constant need for farmers to run for office.
Michigan Farm Bureau's Academy for Political Leadership is designed to give county Farm Bureau members the tools they need to engage in government, represent agriculture and positively influence the legislative process.
The academy schedule consists of four, two-day meetings in Lansing and one two day meeting in Washington, D.C. The 2021 dates are: June 16 &17, June 30 & July 1, August 11 & 12, and September 15 & 16.
ContactMatt Kapp, 517-679-5338 or Melissa Palma, 517-323-6740
"Whether thinking about running for a public office or just wanting to know more about how our American system works, the Academy is an essential first step." - Bob Carlin, Shiawassee County Farm Bureau
"I feel so much more confident to be a part of Michigan’s political landscape in the future, either as a a legislator or helping good, qualified candidates get into local offices." - Emily Calderone, Ingham County Farm Bureau
"Farmers need to be represented at every level of government to ensure that the ag voice is heard. The Academy of Political Leadership provides that voice." - Matt Nilson, Van Buren County Farm Bureau