Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Boise--Idaho Farm Bureau Vice President Mark Trupp calls the 2012 State Resolution meeting to order in Boise this morning.
The group will consider resolutions from the IFBF's five districts, everything from agriculture issues of concern to state legislative budgets. When a resolution is approved it becomes IFBF policy, and included in the 2012 Idaho Farm Bureau Policy Book thats published each year and distributed to lawmakers in Boise and Capitol Hill.
"This is a vital part of grass-root politics," said Idaho Farm Bureau President Frank Priestley. "We're unique because we get guidance from members. Not many groups can say that and it starts at the county level. We've had resolutions that originated there that were later adopted by the American Farm Bureau and into the national policy book. This might be the only organization in America where the little guy counts."