Texas Farm Bureau Annual Meeting set Dec. 3-5
(WACO, Texas)—Texas farmers and ranchers will address policy issues—like transportation, the right to repair agricultural equipment and agricultural liens—at the 83rd annual meeting of Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Dec. 3-5 in San Antonio.
Members from the state’s 206 county Farm Bureaus will work together to craft policy positions and prepare for the challenges agriculture faces.
“Agriculture and rural Texas are facing some challenges,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “Our policy discussions will look to address ways to help continue to make agriculture sustainable and profitable, while always ensuring we have a nutritious and affordable food and fiber supply.”
Approximately 1,000 Texas farmers and ranchers are expected in San Antonio during the annual meeting to discuss the latest agricultural issues, recognize successes from the past year and evaluate the organization’s policies.
“As a grassroots organization, the decisions we make regarding policy reflect the needs of our members and the needs of Texas agriculture,” Boening said. “That policy will guide Texas Farm Bureau’s efforts in the coming year as we work to raise awareness and fight for farmers and ranchers in Austin and Washington, D.C.”
The meeting will begin at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel Dec. 3 with registration at 10 a.m. Saturday’s events include TFB member services and benefits exhibits, the Free Enterprise Speech Contest, Discussion Meet and the Young Farmer & Rancher Social.
The meeting will continue Sunday, Dec. 4, with a devotional, followed by membership recognition awards, Pioneer Award presentations and the naming of the 2016 Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher and Excellence in Agriculture award winners. Former TFB Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Vernie R. Glasson III will accept the Distinguished Service Award from the agricultural organization. Sunday afternoon will feature the president’s annual address to the TFB delegates.
The TFB Annual Meeting will conclude Monday, Dec. 5, with the organization’s annual business session.
For more information about the 83rd annual meeting, visit www.texasfarmbureau.org.