Women’s Leadership Program

Building Women Leaders for the
Future of Agriculture

The Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program embraces the agriculture industry by: strengthening the knowledge of agriculture in local communities through education; setting examples of community stewardship with outreach projects; and advocating for Farm Bureau policies.

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Events & Opportunities

Women’s Leadership Conference: The Women’s Leadership Conference will be held at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, April 26-28, 2024. For more information and to register for the event, please visit the conference registration website.

Women’s Leadership Academy: The Women’s Leadership Academy is a single-day training designed to enhance communication skills, improve the functionality of women's committees, and cultivate legislative advocacy efforts. The Academy will take place April 26, 2024. To attend, interested individuals must submit an application.

Recognitions, Contests & Awards

Ambassador

Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador

Recognizes young adults for their achievements in agriculture and provides them with an opportunity to serve as an ambassador for agriculture and Farm Bureau. Eligible applicants between the ages of 18 and 24 can apply. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31. The winner will be awarded at the 2024 Women’s Leadership Conference.

Application
Distinguished Farm Bureau woman

Distinguished Farm Bureau Woman

Recognizes a Farm Bureau woman member for her contributions to a farm business, or agricultural enterprise or her agricultural leadership. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31. The winner will be announced at the 2024 Women’s Leadership Conference.

Application
County FB Women

Outstanding County Program

Recognizes outstanding Women’s Leadership Committees for their efforts in promoting agriculture and their involvement in Farm Bureau throughout the year. The deadline for activity submissions is Jan. 15, 2024.
Quarterly Report (Word)

Quarterly Report Scoring Rubric
Activity

Outstanding Activity Award

Recognizes an outstanding activity that promotes agriculture through education, leadership or advocacy.
Application (Word)

Application Scoring Rubric
Hay Bale

Hay Bale Decorating Contest

Consider decorating round and square hay bales for a fun way to spotlight agriculture in your community this fall. The contest runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 15.

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Contact Us

Have a question about the Women’s Leadership Program, or want to get involved? Visit your local county Farm Bureau office or contact:

Christy Murphy
Program Coordinator

Email Christy 804-290-1030

Meet the Virginia FB Women’s Leadership Committee

State Chair Faye Hundley

Faye Hundley

Women's State Chair

Carolyn Neal

Carolyn Neal

District 1 & 2 Leader

Julia Stephens

Julia Stephens

District 3 Leader

Dr. Morgan Washburn

Dr. Morgan Washburn

District 4 Leader

Michelle Martin

Michelle Martin

District 5 Leader

Jamie Pence

Jamie Pence

District 6 Leader

Katelyn Burner

Katelyn Burner

District 7 Leader

Jessica Pittman

Jessica Pittman

District 8 Leader

Crystal Wooldridge

Crystal Wooldridge

District 9 Leader

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Ginger Shotwell

District 10 & 11 Leader

Stephanie Broaddus

Stephanie Broaddus

District 12 Leader

Brandy Compton

Brandy Compton

District 13 Leader

Roxanne Stonecypher

Roxanne Stonecypher

District 14 Leader

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