December 6–8 2017, All dayWhere
Hilton Columbus Downtown 401 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Farm Bureau members, official delegates and guests are invited to Ohio Farm Bureau’s 99th Annual Meeting Dec. 6 – 8 at the Hilton Downtown Columbus and Columbus Convention Center. The theme is Together with Farmers.
The meeting kicks off Wednesday at 3 p.m. with the first round of the Young Agricultural Professionals Discussion Meet state finals. Delegates are invited to a gathering from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. offering displays from Nationwide Insurance, member benefit partners, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and counties who earn the County Activities of Excellence award from American Farm Bureau. Trustee dinners with delegates and a trustees reception for all guests close the day Wednesday.
The meeting begins in full Thursday morning with breakfast then the opening of the general session, which includes President Frank Burkett’s annual address. The policy session will continue throughout the day. Executive Vice President Adam Sharp and Nationwide Chief Executive Officer Steve Rasmussen are scheduled to speak after lunch. The evening concludes with presentations of the county Farm Bureau awards, membership recognition, Young Agricultural Professionals state award winners and the recognition of Distinguished Service Award winners: former Women’s Program Director Shirley Boyd and former Farm Bureau presidents Ken Davis and Fred Finney.
Trustee elections take place Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7.
Delegate and spouse/guest registration should be made through county Farm Bureau offices by Nov. 1.