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AFBF will hold annual meeting in Hawaii

Published Nov. 15, 2011 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Buckeye Farm News

Ohio Farm Bureau members are invited to attend the 93rd American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Hawaii from Jan. 8 through Jan. 11.

In addition to policy discussion, the meeting will feature young farmer awards, Distinguished Service Awards, state Farm Bureau program and membership awards, the Presidentís Address from Bob Stallman, a county presidents luncheon, educational seminars and a special reception for Ohio attendees Sunday at the Hilton.

The keynote speaker is Dave Barry. He is a 25-year journalism veteran and best known for his syndicated work that appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

Members will be staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, located on Waikiki beach and a 10 minute walk from the convention center. Call OFBF Travel Coordinator Mary Jo Gerrity at 614-246-8227 or email [email protected] for pricing information and to make air, hotel and tour reservations.

Arrangements must be made by Dec. 2. The annual meeting registration fee is $100.

Special post-convention tour Jan. 11-16

Ohio Farm Bureau is hosting a five-day post convention tour that offers two days on the Big Island and three days on Maui. Activities include a stop at the Volcano National Park, a Circle Island Tour of the Big Island, the Drums of the Pacific Luau and a sunset dinner cruise. Optional activities include whale watching and the Atlantis Submarine Experience. This post-convention tour includes airport transfers and hotel for $1,425 per person. Space is limited.

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