Texas Farm Bureau annual meeting set Dec. 7-9
WACO, Texas—The future needs of Texas agriculture will be addressed Dec. 7-9 in San Antonio as farmers and ranchers from across the state attend the 80th Annual Meeting of the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB).
Members from the state’s 206 county Farm Bureaus will work together to craft policy positions and prepare for the challenges that agriculture faces in the coming months and years.
“As a grassroots organization, we listen to the needs and concerns of farmers and ranchers across the Lone Star State and our policy reflects their needs,” said TFB President Kenneth Dierschke. “The decisions we make during the annual meeting affect the men and women who ensure we have a supply of nutritious and affordable food and fiber, and we take the responsibility seriously.”
An expected 1,000 Texas farmers and ranchers will convene 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. This year’s policy discussions likely will center on transportation issues, eminent domain, water rights and more.
The meeting will begin in the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, Dec. 7, with registration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday’s events include TFB Member Services exhibits, the Young Farmer & Rancher silent auction, the Free Enterprise Speech Contest and several expert speakers, who will present the current outlook for Texas and American agriculture. Sara Wyant, editor and CEO of AgriPulse, will address the delegates on issues facing agriculture.
The meeting will continue on Sunday, Dec. 8, with a devotional, followed by membership recognition awards, Pioneer Award presentations and the naming of the 2013 Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher. Sunday afternoon will feature the president’s annual address to the TFB delegates.
The TFB Annual Meeting will conclude Monday, Dec. 9, with the organization’s annual business session.
For more information about the 80th Annual Meeting of TFB, visit www.texasfarmbureau.org.