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January 2017

AFBF Annual Convention
January 8-11, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

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 2017

2017 FUSION Conference
February 10-13, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA

The conference will bring together the premier members of our organization: leaders involved with the Women's Leadership, Young Farmers & Ranchers and Promotions and Education programs. The conference will be a learning opportunity for leaders to increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership development, ag issues, professional and personal growth and building a network.

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

AFBF Advocacy Conference
February 27 - March 3, 2017
Washington, DC

The Advocacy Conference will energize and activate our leaders and members to be strong advocates of AFBF's strategic issues. Attendees will receive issue briefings and answers to their questions as well as provided with the right tools to and engage in the critical job pf implementing Farm Bureau policy. Visits to Capitol Hill will occur on March 1st. The Advocacy Conference is a meeting for state Farm Bureau Presidents, state Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Administrators/Assistants to the Presidents, key staff leaders and grassroots advocates.

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