IFBF Vice President Brian Feldpausch, Jim Calvert, IFBF President Brent Johnson

Special to the Times Vedette

Jim Calvert of Guthrie County was recognized as a graduate of Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag Leaders Institute during Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s 105th annual meeting held Dec. 5-6 in Des Moines. 

The Institute is a year-long training program for emerging county Farm Bureau leaders. Through working sessions, participants develop skills to become effective community members, volunteers, advocates or elected officials.

 “Many Ag Leaders Institute graduates have gone on to serve in various levels of leadership,” says Brent Johnson, Iowa Farm Bureau president. “From county Farm Bureau president to positions within the Iowa Legislature, the skills mastered in this program strengthen Iowa farms and rural communities.”

To date, the Ag Leaders Institute has recognized more than 500 graduates.