It’s time for the 2013 American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and I’m on my way. Cruising above 10,000 feet right now and thank you GoGo InFlight wifi. Listen to AFBF President, Bob Stallman, talk about the importance of this meeting here (.mp3).
There are an estimated 6,000 farmers and ranchers expected to attend AFBF’s 94th annual meeting. Here’s the purpose of the meeting.
The purpose of the annual meeting is for voting delegates to adopt grassroots policies and select leaders to guide the organization throughout the year. After receiving approval from members at the local level, proposed resolutions are forwarded to state Farm Bureaus for consideration. Those policies with national implications that win approval at the state level are sent to AFBF for ultimate consideration during the annual meeting’s business session.
There are two live video feeds of speeches from the event that you can watch. They are:
- AFBF President Bob Stallman Keynote Address, approximately 9:20 a.m., CST, Sunday, Jan. 13.
- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Address, approximately 3:15 p.m. CST, Monday, Jan. 14.
I will be there recording them to post onto AgWired right after they finish too. So, look forward to lots of photos and interviews as I find them during this year’s meeting.