Telling the producers' story

Farmers invited to Cultivating Effective Communication Skills Conference

(The Oregon Farm Bureau)  All farmers and ranchers are invited to attend the Cultivating Effective Communication Skills conference on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach (near Lincoln City). The event is presented by the Oregon Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee and is open to both Farm Bureau members and non-members.

“The conference will cover all aspects of communication relevant to farms and ranches,” said Kathy Hadley, event coordinator and chair of the OFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. “We’ll have experts sharing their strategies for effective communication on the farm or ranch, with lawmakers, and with the general public as we share our story as agriculture producers.”

In the morning, workplace communication and bargaining/negotiating strategies will be addressed.

A lunch speaker will provide tips for communicating with lenders.

The afternoon session will feature Lindsay Calvert of American Farm Bureau discussing how farmers can effectively share their stories to potential customers and the general public.

The conference will wrap up with a panel discussion focusing on advice for communicating with elected officials.

The conference cost is $20 for voting and supporting Farm Bureau members, and $40 for associate members and non-members. (Note: Associate and non-members can pay the reduced member price if they bring three cans of food for the YF&R Food Drive.) The registration deadline is Nov. 13.

What: Cultivating Effective Communication Skills Conference

Why: Learn strategies from experts for effective communication on your farm or ranch, with the general public, and with lawmakers

When: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (lunch included)

Where: Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach

Cost: $20 for voting & supporting Farm Bureau members; $40 for associate and non-members (or bring three cans of food for the reduced rate)

To register: Get the registration form & agenda at http://www.oregonfb.org/commconf/ The registration deadline is Nov. 13.

For more information: Contact Dennis Myhrum, dennis@oregonfb.org, 541.377.2362.

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