Texas Farm Bureau’s annual meeting set Dec. 3-5
Farmers and ranchers from across the Lone Star State will attend the 78thAnnual Meeting of Texas Farm Bureau, the state’s largest farm and ranch organization, Dec. 3-5 in Corpus Christi to shape the future of Texas agriculture.
Voting delegates representing county Farm Bureaus across the state will craft policy positions and prepare for challenges that lie ahead in 2012 and beyond.
“We take this responsibility very seriously,” said Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke. “Farm Bureau policy originates at the grassroots level, reflecting the needs of those who produce the abundant food and fiber we all enjoy. It’s our job to do what is best for Texas agriculture.”
During the annual meeting, more than 1,000 Texas farmers and ranchers will convene to discuss the latest agricultural issues, recognize successes from 2011, as well as evaluate the organization’s policies.
Policy discussions will likely center on current farm programs and crop insurance, currently being debated in Washington, D.C.
The meeting will begin Saturday, Dec. 3, with registration, along with TFB Member Services exhibits, at the American Bank Center. Other Saturday events include the Free Enterprise Speech Contest and several expert speakers, who will present the current outlook for Texas and American agriculture.
The meeting will continue on Sunday, Dec. 4, with a devotional, followed by member recognition awards, Pioneer Award presentations and the naming of the 2011 Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher. Sunday afternoon will also feature Dierschke’s annual address to the convention delegates.
The meeting concludes Monday, Dec. 5, with the organization’s annual business session, including the election of the president and board of directors. Dierschke is seeking his 10thone-year term as Texas Farm Bureau president.
For more information about the 78thAnnual Meeting of Texas Farm Bureau, visit www.txfb.org.
Corpus Christi, Texas