Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Leadership Conference 09

Leadership Conference 09, originally uploaded by IdFarmBureau.

Boise--At the Doubletree Downtowner Idaho Farm Bureau members attended the annual Commodity Conference in an effort to cut input costs.

In the keynote workshop--'Managing for Higher Production Costs', Rod Sharp and Jeff Tranel of Colorado State University gave Idaho Farm Bureau members tools they need to deal with higher production costs.

In the afternoon, members heard the the State of Idaho Agriculture from State Ag Director Celia Gould and then listened to seminar on what crop insurance programs were available to them from Farm Bureau Insurance.

"This is going to be a challenging year," said Commodities Director Gary Fuhriman, "We want to give our farmers every bit of knowledge they'll need to get going this year."

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