Arizona Farm Bureau’s Women’s Leadership Chair, Sine Kerr, was recognized along with 14 other farm and ranch women leaders as graduates of the American Farm Bureau’s eleventh annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The group of agricultural leaders was recognized after completing an intensive three-day course in Washington D.C. featuring sessions on working with the media, public speaking, testifying and messaging.

“The experience was fantastic,” said Sine Kerr, also an Arizona dairy farmer along with her husband, Bill. “I learned so much about creating a message that is personal, articulate,and passionate and how this helps us become more effective advocates for agriculture."

 “Women’s Communication Boot Camp is the experience of a lifetime,” said Sherry Saylor, an Arizona row crop farmer and chair of the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee. “Graduates of this program are persuasive and effective advocates for agriculture, with a passion for connecting with influencers at the local, state and national levels.”

Arizona's Sine Kerr (front row, second from right) joined 14 other women in communication training put on by American Farm Bureau in Washington D.C. National Women's Chair, Sherry Saylor (front row, far right), and also from Arizona, was on hand to cheer and lead the group on. 

This year’s other Boot Camp graduates are: Magen Allen, Arkansas; Andrea Brossard, Wisconsin; Danielle Burch, Ohio; Jodi DeHate, Michigan; Gimmie Jo Jansonius, Kansas; Bonnie LaTourette, Pennsylvania; Renee McPherson, North Carolina; Paula Peterson, Nebraska; Cindy Ramsey, Indiana; Ruth Scruton, New Hampshire; Cala Tabb, Mississippi; Laura Vaught, Tennessee; Andi Vincent, Washington state; and Sara Wayne, West Virginia.

 The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, in partnership with AFBF staff, hosts and provides training for Women’s Communications Boot Camp. This is the eleventh year of the program, which has more than 165 graduates and is open to all women involved in Farm Bureau. An application process is used to select the participants.

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