Jake Worcester Named Facilitator of Farm Journal's Young Farmer Peer Group

May 19, 2016 12:16 PM

President and CEO Jake Worcester of the Kansas 4-H Foundation has been named facilitator of Farm Journal’s new young farmer peer group. Worcester will guide emerging agricultural leaders as they share best business practices to improve financial performance, attain professional development and build a confidential peer network.  

Raised on a family farm in northwest Kansas, Worcester holds a degree in ag economics from Kansas State University. He previously served as assistant secretary of agriculture for the state of Kansas; as director of development for the Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State; and in a leadership development capacity while working with Peak Solutions USA, a leadership consulting firm.

Young producers are encouraged to apply for membership in the exclusive peer-to-peer networking group from Farm Journal, called the Interactive Online Peer Group for Young Producers. Meetings begin in June 2016 once all memberships are in place, and just a few spaces remain.

The group kicks off June 15 with an in-person launch in Nashville. Members receive complimentary access to the 2016 Tomorrow’s Top Producer conference June 16-17, also happening in Nashville, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.

At the initial onsite peer group meeting, members will meet their group members and Worcester, enjoy an interactive business development workshop, develop goals as individuals and as a group, and participate in an evening networking activity downtown.

Members then will transition to six two-and-a-half-hour interactive web-based video conference collaborations over the course of the next calendar year.

For more information about the Interactive Online Peer Group for Young Producers or to register, contact Lindsey Young at lyoung@farmjournal.com or 888-605-7138.

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