Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Meeting Season

With the new year upon us, it brings meeting season. Today we are headed to Seattle to attend the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual meeting. Because of that, the blog is going to be a little lite for the next week. Since I won't be as able to keep up this week, please send me an email if you see something you would like featured on my blog and I will do my best to get it up. Please email me at troy@advocatesforag.com .

Later this month, the meetings continue when we attend the Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio. It's always a great time getting to mingle with everyone that's involved in the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. We will be presenting at the Masters of Beef Advocacy training/graduation and also co-presenting at the Cattlemen's College.

Last year was a fantastic year for us and this year is shaping up to be even better. If you are interested in having us share our message at one of your meetings, please contact us.


caci said...

I look forward to seeing y'all in Seattle. Have a safe trip!

caheidelberger said...

See if you can get the AFBF to pass a resolution supporting South Dakota's raw milk producers and opposing the state government regulations threatening to push them out of business.

Hortist said...

Very nice blog dear, keep it up :)

Troy Hadrick said...

Hi Cory,

Thanks for giving me an opportunity to share with you how policy is developed. Every policy, whether it's national, state or local, has to start at a county Farm Bureau meeting. If it passes by a majority of the conty members, then it goes to the state level. There, the same thing happens. All county FB's send delegates to represent them. If it pertains to state issues and it passes by a majority vote of the delegate body, then it becomes state policy. If it's a national policy, and it passes at the state level, then it moves on to be voted upon by the national delegate body which is composed of representatives of every state FB.

That is how a grassroots organization works. The farmers and ranchers write the policy that instructs how the organization will be run for the next year.

So since this is a state issue, it would belong in the state policy book, not the national.