The American Farm Bureau Federation honored 15 farm and ranch women leaders as graduates of the organization’s 12th annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp, including Wisconsin’s own Tammy Wiedenbeck.
“It was a challenging and rewarding experience,” Wiedenbeck said. “I would recommend it to anyone. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of women to share this experience with.”
The Women’s Communications Boot Camp is an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on working with the media, public speaking, testifying and messaging.
Wiedenbeck works at Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association where she helps farmers in southwest Wisconsin and Iowa with marketing all classes of livestock, in addition to social media promotion.
She is a Grant County Farm Bureau member and serves as the District 3 Representative on WFBF’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee. Wiedenbeck is a graduate of the WFBF Leadership Institute. She also owns beef cattle with her family and manages her own photography business.
Wiedenbeck’s fellow boot camp graduates are: Connie Hass, Colorado; Chyla Wilson, Idaho; Krista Swanson, Illinois; Patty Lange Fischer, Indiana; Michele Simoneaux, Louisiana; Cyndi Johnson, Montana; Elaine Moore, New Hampshire; Casey Spradley, New Mexico; Johanna Fox-Bossard, New York; Lorenda Overman, North Carolina; Lee Rankin, North Carolina; Victoria Flowers, Oregon; Colbie Niswander, Tennessee; Laura Purtle, Tennessee; and Sherrie Lou Tate, Utah
The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, in partnership with AFBF staff, hosts and provides training for the Women’s Communications Boot Camp. This the 12th year of the program, which has more than 180 graduates and is open to all women involved in Farm Bureau. An application process is used to select the participants.