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Dedicated to the art of becoming a more influential advocate. Our goal is to help you by educating, engaging, and activating you to become a champion for the causes you care about with enthusiasm, while providing you with powerful lifelong habits enabling YOU to become a superior advocate. Continue Reading >>
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Need an MBA? How Cattlemen’s Beef group provides the Masters of Beef Advocacy Need an MBA?  How Cattlemen's Beef group provides the Masters of Beef Advocacy. Today we speak the Director of Grassroots Advocacy and Spokesperson Development for an organization that began in 1898 representing the largest segment of the nation’s food and fiber industry. Stay tuned as we learn about their advocacy efforts for more than 1,000,000 cattle farmers and ranchers.
 
ABOUT the GUEST
Chandler Mulvaney is the Director of Grassroots Advocacy and Spokesperson Development for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Chandler works to empower beef community members to be more engaged in sharing their story, while developing key spokespeople who can confidently represent the beef industry on social media, in everyday conversations, or in-front of a camera. 
Upon graduation from Auburn University with a bachelor’s in agriculture communication, Chandler began working in Ghana and Uganda for two years as an extension agent, promoting youth development through involvement in 4-H and sound farming practices.
After returning to the United States, Chandler completed his Master of Science in Agricultural Education from the University of Georgia before relocating to the University of Florida, working as an extension agent for two years.
 

 
Thank you to our sponsor: Rap Index, tell them Roger sent you.

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This podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy.
Contact Voices In Advocacy at:
www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com
480 488-9150
At Voices in Advocacy, we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates
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Need an MBA? How Cattlemen’s Beef group provides the Masters of Beef Advocacy Need an MBA?  How Cattlemen's Beef group provides the Masters of Beef Advocacy. Today we speak the Director of Grassroots Advocacy and Spokesperson Development for an organization that began in 1898 representing the largest segment of the nation’s food and fiber industry. Stay tuned as we learn about their advocacy efforts for more than 1,000,000 cattle farmers and ranchers.
 
ABOUT the GUEST
Chandler Mulvaney is the Director of Grassroots Advocacy and Spokesperson Development for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Chandler works to empower beef community members to be more engaged in sharing their story, while developing key spokespeople who can confidently represent the beef industry on social media, in everyday conversations, or in-front of a camera. 
Upon graduation from Auburn University with a bachelor’s in agriculture communication, Chandler began working in Ghana and Uganda for two years as an extension agent, promoting youth development through involvement in 4-H and sound farming practices.
After returning to the United States, Chandler completed his Master of Science in Agricultural Education from the University of Georgia before relocating to the University of Florida, working as an extension agent for two years.
 

 
Thank you to our sponsor: Rap Index, tell them Roger sent you.

https://www.rapindex.com
 
This podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy.
Contact Voices In Advocacy at:
www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com
480 488-9150
At Voices in Advocacy, we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates
What is Too Much or Too Little to Have in Your Legislation? Learn more from this AG CEO. What is Too Much or Too Little to Have in Your Legislation? This and many more fabulous advocacy tips are shared as we speak with the CEO of an organization that defends and protects the ecosystem beneficial to the success of wheat growers in the United States.
 
ABOUT the GUEST
Chandler Goule is NAWG’s Chief Executive Officer, coming into that role in July of 2016. In this capacity, Chandler will oversee NAWG’s industry relations, act as Executive Director of the National Wheat Foundation, and lead NAWG’s efforts to advocate for American wheat farmers.

Prior to his position at NAWG, Chandler served as the Sr. Vice President of Programs for the National Farmers Union for several years. Goule also formerly served as the staff director of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry for the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture under former chairman Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn. Peterson is a member of the conservative Blue Dog Democrats Coalition.
 

 
Thank you to our sponsor: Rap Index, tell them Roger sent you.

https://www.rapindex.com
 
This podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy.
Contact Voices In Advocacy at:
www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com
480 488-9150
At Voices in Advocacy, we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates
The Future of Agriculture Advocacy is in Good Hands with this Former National Officer of the National FFA The Future of Agriculture Advocacy is in Good Hands with this Former National Officer of the National FFA.
Today we speak an advocate who has been engaged as a national leader of an organization that has over 760,000 members with over 8800 chapters. It is among the largest youth organizations and the largest career and technical student organization in the United States. The National FFA Organization, known to many as the Future Farmers of America.
ABOUT the GUEST
Kourtney Lehman is a Former National Officer of National FFA. She grew up farming in western Idaho and eastern Oregon and is a recent graduate of Oregon State University studying Agricultural Business Management with a Leadership minor. Post-graduation she will be attending law school at the University of Florida. Kourtney served as the 2017-2018 Oregon FFA State President and the 2019-2020 National FFA Secretary.
 

 
Thank you to our sponsor: Rap Index, tell them Roger sent you.

https://www.rapindex.com
 
This podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy.
Contact Voices In Advocacy at:
www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com
480 488-9150
At Voices in Advocacy, we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates
Using Leadership Development Programs to Create Today’s Advocates and Tomorrow’s Leaders at the American Soybean Association Today we speak the Executive Director of Government Affairs for an organization has 26 affiliated state associations representing 30 soybean producing states. Stay tuned as we learn about their advocacy efforts for more than 500,000 soybean farmers.
ABOUT the GUEST
As Executive Director of Government Affairs, Christy Seyfert leads the American Soybean Association’s Washington, D.C., office. In this role, she directs and implements policy strategy and manages policy staff. The organization has 26 affiliated state associations representing 30 soybean producing states and more than 500,000 soybean farmers. She joined ASA in October 2019.
Prior to joining ASA, Seyfert held roles in both the private sector and federal government related to public policy and agriculture.
 

 
Thank you to our sponsor: Rap Index, tell them Roger sent you.

https://www.rapindex.com
 
This podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy.
Contact Voices In Advocacy at:
www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com
480 488-9150
At Voices in Advocacy, we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates
Advocates Don’t Volunteer Unless They Truly Believe It’s Going to Make the World a Better Place Do you know what 340B program is? If you said no, you are not alone. Today we speak with the National Advocacy Manager of Community Voices 340B. Come with me as we learn more.
ABOUT the GUEST
Since 2017 Rhiannon Klein has been the National Advocacy Manager for Community Voices for 340B. Rhiannon began her career in Global HIV/AIDS advocacy as the government relations intern for the ONE Campaign in Washington D.C.  She lives in Lansing, Michigan with her husband and young daughter. Rhiannon grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
 

Thank you to our sponsor: Rap Index, tell them Roger sent you.

https://www.rapindex.com
 
This podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy.
Contact Voices In Advocacy at:
www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com
480 488-9150
At Voices in Advocacy, we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates
Why advocating for the vital and necessary crop protection is so important to American farmers. Today’s guest represents the developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management in the United States. Come with me as we learn more.
 
ABOUT the GUEST
Chris Novak is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CropLife America (CLA).  CLA’s member companies 
produce, sell and distribute virtually all of the vital and necessary crop protection and biotechnology products used 
by American farmers. Novak joined CLA in August 2018. 

Prior to joining CLA, Novak was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Corn Growers Association, a grower-led trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington. 
 

Thank you to our sponsor: Rap Index, tell them Roger sent you.

https://www.rapindex.com
 
This podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy.
Contact Voices In Advocacy at:
www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com
480 488-9150
At Voices in Advocacy, we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates
Gun Violence - An Epidemic in America Normally this podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy. Today the show is dedicated to the act of advocacy. Today’s show is an editorial on gun violence in light of the all too familiar recent events.
This is an editorial by Roger Rickard, the opinions expressed our those of the host.
 
Contact Voices In Advocacy at:
www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com
480 488-9150
At Voices in Advocacy, we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates
From Legislative Specialist to Chief Administrative Officer, we explore advocacy for the vital agriculture industry and the family farm.. Our guest began on the family farm growing cotton, tobacco, watermelon, and peanuts. He rose from Legislative Specialist to Chief Administrative Officer and shares the value of quality and quantity of grassroots farm advocacy.
 
ABOUT the GUEST
Jeffrey Harvey is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Companies.  In this role, Harvey works with the Farm Bureau President and senior leadership to develop and implement the Company’s strategic management plan.  Harvey oversees the day-to-day functions of the Company.
In 2001, he joined GFB as a Legislative Specialist and later served as Director of the organization’s Public Policy Department. 

Thank you to our sponsor: Rap Index, tell them Roger sent you.

https://www.rapindex.com
 
This podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy.
Contact Voices In Advocacy at:
www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com
480 488-9150
At Voices in Advocacy, we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates
Fighting for Pro-Manufacturing Policies with the ”I Make America” Advocacy Campaign This trade group which is 125 years old and has more than 1,000 member companies is the leading organization in North America advancing construction and agriculture equipment manufacturers in the global marketplace while using some unique programing to achieve their advocacy goals.
ABOUT the GUEST
Wade Balkonis is the Director, Grassroots Advocacy at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). A 125-year-old trade association, AEM consists of more than 1,000 member companies, representing 200+ product lines in the off-road agriculture, construction, mining, and forestry equipment industry. Wade is responsible for the 10+ year old I Make America campaign which advocates on behalf of the 2.8 million men and women of the industry. Prior to this position, Wade managed the PAC and grassroots programs for Walgreens and H&R Block, worked in constituent relations roles for a Member of Congress and the Mayor of the City of Milwaukee, and worked in Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) for private industry.

Thank you to our sponsor: Rap Index, tell them Roger sent you.

https://www.rapindex.com
 
This podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy.
Contact Voices In Advocacy at:
www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com
480 488-9150
At Voices in Advocacy, we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates
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