Without a doubt American and Arizona farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses are some of the most resilient people in this country. They’re steadfast, adaptable, and innovative, and most importantly, they feed, clothe and provide essentials for the entire world. I’d even go so far as to say they’re superheroes.

But what tools can we give our farm and ranch leaders when they want to improve their leadership and business skills? What resources are available to them to help them impact their communities and country? Personally, I think asking the question “How can we help?” and listening to the responses and giving them the tools to sharpen their skills is the best answer I’ve found. 

The Answer, Webinar Wednesdays

Through our Webinar Wednesday series as part of our Leadership and Business development programming, we plan to host a series of webinars that are designed to cover topics that are relevant and on the forefront of our members’ minds. We’ve designed a schedule of topics that we hope will be informative, start conversations, and help them grow personally and professionally.

This year, we have three dates set for our programs, so mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more detailed information as we approach these dates! While April's already occurred, we'll have one in September 28th and December 28th and each one will be a live presentation. But don’t worry if you cannot attend those live sessions, as with all webinars we have produced in the past, these will be recorded and available on our website to view and share later.

We know that our members’ schedules are tight, often with a longer to-do list than there are hours in a day, so the goal of this series is to address topics that are worthwhile and interesting while being respectful of everyone’s precious time. Our webinars will be under an hour and may even feature giveaways for participation and attendance.

There will be some webinars that feature our very own Arizona Farm Bureau staff, as well as other guest speakers that we consider experts in their fields. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions, gain clarity, and interact with other Farm Bureau members. Some topics to look forward to include:

  • Deferring Capital Gains Taxes 
  • AZFB Delegates: What you need to know
  • The Challenges of Rural Mental Health

If any of these sound interesting, or if you have ideas on a topic that might gain traction or you’d like to learn more about our series, let us know at outreach@azfb.org. In the meantime, check out what we've already covered in our Webinar Wednesday section on the web.