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January 2016

AFBF Annual Convention
January 10-13, 2016
Orlando, FL

The American Farm Bureau Federation is the nation’s largest general farm organization. More than 6.1 million American families are members of Farm Bureau in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Each January, thousands of those members get together to conduct the business of the national organization, benefit from informative sessions on agricultural and rural issues and share camaraderie with their fellow farmers and ranchers. At the annual meeting of Farm Bureau voting delegates, our leaders set the national organization’s policies for the next year. These policies – surfaced and debated from the grassroots level on up – guide our national policy implementation efforts throughout the following year.

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Contact Person: John Hawkins
Phone: 202-406-3677
Email: jhawkins@fb.org

February 2016

AFBF YF&R Conference
February 12-15, 2016
Kansas City, MO

The YF&R Leadership Conference is a learning and networking opportunity for Farm Bureau's young farmers and ranchers to increase their knowledge about leadership development skills, agricultural issues and network with other young farmers and ranchers.

Contact Person: Marty Tatman
Email: martyt@fb.org

AFBF Advocacy Conference
February 22-25, 2016
Washington, D.C.

The Farm Bureau Advocacy Conference will energize and activate our leaders to be strong advocates on AFBF's strategic issues for the 114th Congress. Attendees will receive issue briefings and answers to their questions as well as be provided with the right tools to and engage in the critical job of implementing Farm Bureau policy. Visits to the congressional delegation to layout Farm Bureau's agenda will be included. The Advocacy Conference is a meeting for state Farm Bureau Presidents, Administrators/Assistants to Presidents, key staff, leaders and state Farm Bureau Board of Directors. This meeting will also incorporate the activities of the AFBF Issue Advisory Committees.

Contact Person: Jordan Craig
Email: jcraig@fb.org

June 2016

AFBF SPARC Conference
June 14-16, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT

Strengthen Farm Bureau's ability to implement policy by aligning staff across all areas of expertise on key issues that set precedence, either at the state or national level. Ultimately create cross functional strategy for communications, legislative, political and grassroots advocacy.

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Contact Person: Kathleen Early
Email: kathleene@fb.org

August 2016

AFBF Staff Institute
August 9-12, 2016
Milwaukee, WI

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Farm Bureau Staff Institute will be held August 9-12, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Staff Institute is the premier professional development opportunity for staff members of state Farm Bureaus, AFBF and affiliated companies.

Registration will open in early 2016 and cost $349 per person. The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee will serve as the conference hotel and meeting space. Room rates are $139 for single and double, $159 for triple and $179 for quadruple occupancy. Rates do not include tax.

Contact Person: Kyle Perry
Email: kylep@fb.org