Texas Farm Bureau Annual Meeting set for Dec. 2-4
Texas farmers and ranchers will address policy issues—like feral hog control, eminent domain reform and animal disease traceability—at the 84th annual meeting of Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Dec. 2-4 in Frisco.
Members from the state’s 206 county Farm Bureaus will work together to craft policy positions and prepare for the challenges agriculture faces.
“Agriculture has a bright future, but there are still many challenges and issues that need to be addressed,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “Our policy discussions will look at ways to strengthen agriculture in our state and nation. We want to make sure agriculture stays sustainable and profitable, ensuring we have a nutritious food and fiber supply.”
About 1,000 Texas farmers and ranchers are expected in Frisco during the meeting to discuss the latest agricultural issues, recognize successes from the past year and evaluate the organization’s policies.
“We are a grassroots organization. The decisions we make regarding policy reflect the needs of our members and rural Texas,” Boening said.
The meeting will begin at the Frisco Convention Center Dec. 2 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. 3, with a devotional, followed by membership recognition awards, Pioneer Award presentations and the naming of the 2017 Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher and Excellence in Agriculture award winners.
Mike Conaway, chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, 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. 4, with the organization’s annual business session.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Governor Greg Abbott will speak on Dec. 4.