Jill Frueh, manager of Bureau County Farm Bureau, has completed all requirements to continue her designation as a Farm Bureau Certified Manager (FBCM). She originally earned the FBCM designation in 2007.
The FBCM program, which recognizes county managers for professional achievement and staff leadership, was started in 1993 by the Illinois Farm Bureau. To receive the FBCM designation, county Farm Bureau managers must complete a series of six exams which assess expertise in various managerial areas. Re-certification is granted every five years based on 40 hours of continuing education areas and professional staff leadership.
Frueh began her Farm Bureau career in 1999 as manager of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau and in 2003 was named manager of the Bureau County Farm Bureau.