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January 2015

AFBF Annual Convention
January 11-14, 2015
San Diego, CA

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 2015

AFBF FUSION Conference
February 13-16, 2015
Nashville, TN

The Farmers United: Skills, Inspiration, Outreach and Networking Conference will be held Feb. 13-16, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee. FUSION will bring together volunteer leaders from three program areas: Promotion & Education, Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers & Ranchers, and will motivate and inspire you.

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AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference
February 13-16, 2015
Nashville, TN

The Leadership Conference focuses on leadership and personal development opportunities for Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers. This highly interactive conference brings together Young Farmers & Ranchers from at least 45 states and has been noted to total nearly 800 Young Farmers & Ranchers.

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Contact Person: Marty Tatman
Phone: 202-406-3682
Email: martyt@fb.org

June 2015

AFBF SPARC Conference
June 16-18, 2015

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, legal, political and grassroots advocacy.

Contact Person: Linda Himmel
Phone: 202-406-3676
Email: lj@fb.org

AFBF CORE Conference
June 23-25, 2015
Indianapolis, IN

State Farm Bureau Organization Directors, Field Staff P&E, WL, YF&R Coordinators, Rural Development, Training and Foundation staff will exchange ideas, identify future needs, enhance their professional networks and develop skills that will enable them to be more effective and strategic in their jobs.

Contact Person: Robin Kinney
Phone: 202-406-3706
Email: robink@fb.org