Mudd completes Farm Bureau leadership class
Tehama County Farm Bureau President Sam Mudd was among 10 California Farm Bureau members statewide who earned recognition for completing a year of intensive training in the Leadership Farm Bureau program.
The Leadership Farm Bureau Class of 2012 graduated during an event held at the Pasadena Convention Center today during the 94th California Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting.
"The Leadership Farm Bureau program has served as a foundation for many of our organization's leaders," California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger said in a statement. "I want to congratulate these individuals on their hard work and dedication. I look forward to watching them take their experiences and new knowledge back to their communities and make a difference for California's farming and ranching community."
Mudd completed 250 hours of specialized training focused on leadership skills and current affairs, plus insight into how Farm Bureau operates and its priorities in working to protect family farms and ranches.
A Red Bluff resident, Mudd is co-owner of AG-LAND Investment Brokers and walnut producer.
With more than 25 years of agricultural business experience, Mudd also has a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from California State University, Chico.
As part of its training, the Leadership Farm Bureau class traveled throughout the San Joaquin Valley to speak with family farmers and ranchers, as well as to Sacramento and Washington, DC, to learn about key issues and meet with legislators, members of Congress and government agency leaders.
The group also visited Texas to discuss common issues with farmers and agricultural leaders there.
This was the 13th group of leaders to complete the Leadership Farm Bureau program since it began in 2000.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 74,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.