Join Vermont Farm Bureau
Nov 3 at The Taconic Hotel in Manchester, VT for two
Workshops with special guest American Farm Bureau Federation® Johnna Miller,
Director of Advocacy & Media Training. These workshops will explore how important and
effective it is to use social media for advocacy and why you shouldn't shy away.
Chris O'Keefe, VTFB Director of Finance and Administration and Senator Robert Starr, Chair of Senate Committee on Agriculture
This is the final week of scheduled public meeting with the Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture. Voice your opinions about ways or actions to encourage the growth or increased productivity of Vermont’s farming industry, forest product industry and rural businesses. There is a meeting on Wed Oct 11 from 2 - 4:00 PM in the Hartford Municipal Building Room 2, 171 Bridge Street in WRJ and Thursday, Oct. 12 from 2-4:00 PM at the Salisbury Town Office at 25 Schoolhouse Road in Salisbury. For more information contact Agatha Kessler at 802-828-2231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
They are perhaps the most important occasions in our organization, to develop, discuss, and set county policies for the coming year. The policy development process involves every member and any problem, opportunity, or solution the members wish to include. County policies get thoroughly discussed at the meetings, and if passed, move to the State Annual Meeting in November. Elected delegates from each of the 14 county Farm Bureaus spend a long day looking at the proposals, and if passed by the group, they become part of the state policy book. Suggestions are made by the delegates as to the legislative priorities for the coming session, and voted on by the board.
Homemade pies are another reason to attend
Vermont Farm Bureau will celebrate 102 years of grassroots discussion and policy making at our Annual Meeting on November 3 and 4 Meetings start at 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning. Bennington County Farm is excited to co-host this event at the Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vermont. This new boutique hotel is offering reduced room rates to VTFB members at $129 per night. Call 802-362-0147 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention you are with Vermont