Friday, January 2, 2009

Up Coming Events

Middleton Farmer Sid Freeman meets with Darrell Bolz R-Caldwell at the 2008 Strolling Buffet. Putnam photo

Idaho Farm Bureau Prepairs for a Busy January

Boise--The holidays have past and farmers are now looking ahead to the 2009 season. With ample snow pack and lower gas prices Idaho Farm families have a renewed feeling of optimism.

"The week of January 26th will be a very busy week for Idaho Farm Bureau Leaders," said Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Rick Keller. "We have organized a series of meetings designed to help our members meet the challenges ahead."

YF&R Leadership Conference-January 22-24, 2009 Holiday Inn, Pocatello. Kendall Keller has workshops and presentations designed to meet the needs of YF and R members.Registration forms can be found on the IFBF webpage: http://www.idahofb.org/.

Commodity Conference-January 26-27. Red Lion Downtowner, Boise. Gary Fuhriman, Director of Commodities, has planned an excellent conference for the commodity committees. This years agenda will cover several vital issues with an emphasis on 'Managing for Higher Production Costs.'

Legislative Leadership Conference January 27-28. The annual Legislative Conference is a key Farm Bureau event that provides a valuable opportunity to have concerns voiced in Boise. The conference will feature sessions by legislative leaders, Idaho's congressional delegation, and other key state officials.

Strolling Buffet
The highlight of the conference will again be the Strolling Buffet on the evening of January 27, where members will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with lawmakers from your area in an informal setting.

Women's Leadership Committee
Monday January 26th, IFBF State Speech Contest Finals at Comfort Suites Inn.
Snack Bag Deliveries to Idaho Lawmakers
Food Delivery and Dinner at the Ronald McDonald House

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