Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Farm Bureau's 69th Annual Meeting

Hidee Beddes of Rigby competes in the YF and R discussion meet semi-finals in Boise--Putnam photo
Idaho Farm Bureau's 69th Annual Meeting Underway in Boise

Boise--In a driving rainstorm Idaho Farm Bureau's 69th Annual Meeting opened today at the Doubletree Riverside in Boise. The rain was a welcome sight to many members who havn't seen rain since Halloween.

The first order of business at the annual convention is the Young Farmer and Rancher discussion meet. In the meet the young farmers polished their speaking and leadership skills not only to better their craft but the chance to win a new ATV and a trip to the National Convention in San Antonio.

In the Clearwater room Tanner Wing and Emily Ward, Cade Davis and Hidee Beddes talked about Farm perception and how to improve the image of farmers and the organization. "We can become united with the community, we can tell people what Farm Bureau is all about, but its up to us to tell the story, Perception is everything and we need to educate the community,"said Hidee Beddes of Jefferson County.

"We can change perception of agriculture through Farm Bureau," said Emily Wing. "If we can show farmers what Farm Bureau can do, we can rid misconceptions," said Cade Davis.

Steve Bagley from Victor competes in the discussion meet

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