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Pratt County Woman Selected for AFBA Advocacy Program


By Lucky Kidd


PRATT COUNTY, Kan. — A Pratt County woman, Jackie Mundt, of Preston, Kan., has been selected to be part of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 12th Partners in Advocacy Leadership (PAL) class. Mundt is one of ten people who will be part of the program helping agricultural leaders accelerate their engagement abilities and solidify their roles as advocates for agriculture.

PAL involves four learning modules designed to develop specific advocacy skills while exploring components of leadership and its theories and philosophies. These modules build on one another over the two-year program and include intense, in-person, hands-on training.

Candidates selected for the program are between the ages of 30 and 45 with demonstrated leadership skills. Along with Mundt, other members of the class come from Arkansas, California, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, and Utah.

“Being able to successfully advocate at all levels – local, state and national – for agricultural issues that benefit rural communities is more important than ever,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We applaud the members of PAL Class 12 for their interest in honing the necessary skills to promote issues that are important to those in the farm-to-consumer food chain.”

Mundt, a Wisconsin native who studied agriculture at the University of California-Fresno, is Director of Communications at Kanza Cooperative Association.