Our Community

Cultivating Connections, Nurturing Change

We are proud of the support we receive from donors, volunteers, industry professionals, and educators. The strength of our community is reflected in the power our organization holds, enabling us to make a meaningful impact in promoting agricultural literacy.

Ag literacy for youth Ag literacy for teachers Ag literacy for farmers Ag literacy for the community
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Isabella Chism Chair, AFB Women's Leadership Chair, Isabella Chism, helps lead a fun classroom activity about agriculture.

Volunteers

Volunteers play a crucial role in advancing ag literacy by distributing educational materials, visiting classrooms, providing booth support at conferences and fairs, and actively engaging in spreading awareness through social participation and word-of-mouth.

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Agricultural Communities

Agricultural communities, recognizing the significance of educating future generations, provide unwavering support, enabling us to promote ag literacy, preserve their cherished traditions, and ensure the sustainability of their way of life.

Food & Ag Industry

Food and agricultural businesses play a vital role by providing resources, expertise, and financial backing, allowing us to expand our reach and impact in promoting ag literacy. Their partnership strengthens our efforts and enables us to create a lasting difference in agricultural education.

Parents & Public

Curiosity and engagement from those who are interested in food and agriculture contribute to raising awareness about the importance of the sustainable production of food. By supporting us, they actively participate in fostering ag literacy, ensuring a well-informed society that values and appreciates the journey from farm to table.

Educators

Educators form the heart of our community, utilizing our materials and training opportunities to gain free continuing education credit hours and other benefits while promoting agricultural literacy in their classrooms.

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Staff

Daniel Meloy

Daniel Meloy
Executive Director

Julia Recko

Julia Recko
Senior Director
Publishing and Education Outreach

Sydney Andrews

Sydney Andrews
Director, Project Management

Chris Young

Chris Young
Assistant Director, Foundation Communications and Marketing

Lorrin Davis

Lorrin Davis
Project Assistant

Contact

600 Maryland Avenue SW
Suite 1000W
Washington, DC 20024
Tel 800-443-8456
Fax 202-314-5121

foundation@fb.org

Board

Zippy Duvall, President

American Farm Bureau Federation

Scott VanderWal, Vice President

American Farm Bureau Federation

Angela Bailey

Oregon Farm Bureau

Frank Burkett

Nationwide

Isabella Chism

Indiana Farm Bureau

Michael Conlon

American Agricultural Insurance Company (AAIC)

Trey Davis

Bayer Crop Science

Patti Fisher

AFB Promotion & Education Representative

Lauren Goble

Ag in the Classroom Representative

Beth Hunt

Farm Bureau Bank

Sarah Kuschel

AFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee

Paul Larson

Connecticut Farm Bureau

Susan Moore

IAA Foundation

Cindy Ramsey

AFB Women's Leadership Committee

Amanda Rinehart

Corteva Agriscience

Jack Scott

Nestle Purina

Jeb Smith

Florida Farm Bureau

How do you use AFBFA resources? We are always looking for ways to create resources that are more impactful.