Farm Bureau Campaign School Slated for Helena


The following is a press release from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation:

The Montana Farm Bureau is hosting a comprehensive two-day campaign school March 29-30 at the Red Lion Inn in Helena. Topics include how to evaluate your candidacy, how to plan a campaign strategy, selecting campaign themes, how to create an effective organization and how to manage your money as well as manage your campaign.  This seminar was developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation with input from political consultants and staffers from both major political parties.  Videotapes, a case study and a computer campaign simulation assist in the presentation of the seminar.

“Unlike many of the other ‘campaign schools’ held by various groups, this is a very intense, two-day seminar that really will teach you absolutely everything you need to know about running and winning,” notes MFBF Vice President of Governmental Affairs John Youngberg. “This covers everything from raising money to creating coalitions to getting last-minute Election Day voter attention.  Regardless of your political party affiliation or political leanings, this seminar is for anyone who is seriously considering running for office. Even if you live on the other side of the state, it’s worth traveling to Helena to attend this excellent training.”

The campaign school has graduated a number of successful candidates, one being state Senator Ron Arthun from Wilsall. “I attended four campaign schools prior to my election. The Montana Farm Bureau’s two-day seminar was by far the most effective I have attended,” said Arthun. “It gave me the tools to evaluate my district and my opponent and develop an effective strategy.”

The deadline for registration is March 15. For more information, call Youngberg at 406-587-3153 or email him at


Source: Montana Farm Bureau Federation

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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