The policies of Farm Bureau are the backbone of the organization. They provide the framework through which we advocate for family, community and food security. They help guide efforts to address real community issues—issues such as regulations, funding public education and services, environmental protection, animal care, health care, landowner’s rights and community planning. These policies are used to develop programs, projects and advocacy at the state and federal level, but just as importantly are used to help guide the yearly plan of work for Morrow County Farm Bureau volunteers.
On Thursday, June 11 following the Community Ag breakfast (about 8:30 a.m.) at the Cornerstone Café and Grill, 11 North Main Street, Mount Gilead. The meeting will last no more than 1.5 hours. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m., has a $5.00 charge and a featured speaker. Local/state elected officials as well as other community leaders have been asked to provide input on the issues and policies that they think need attention in our community. But we’d like your input on the issues as well.
Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization, and without your involvement, the vitality of the organization suffers. Your ideas and participation will help create better policies and programs to not only improve the organization, but our community as well. By the end of July, the Farm Bureau policy development committee will take the input received by you and other local leaders and pen the policy resolutions which will be voted on by the membership at our annual meeting. Those approved will go on to the State and then move on to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
If you would like to join us, please make your reservation by Friday June 5, to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Donna at (877) 447-3091. Thanks and we hope to see you on the 11th!
- Larry Ulrey
- Public Policy Team Leader
- Morrow County Farm Bureau