Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Meeting Feb. 12-13 in Cheyenne
Legislative issues, Wyoming’s Water Strategy, livestock health issues and wolves are a few of the topics that will be presented at the 2015 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Meeting.
The meeting will be Feb. 12-13 at the Little America Hotel in Cheyenne. Held annually to coincide with the legislative session, the meeting provides Farm Bureau members the opportunity to meet with their legislators one-on-one and receive updates on current issues.
The meeting begins at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 with registration and a noon luncheon. If their schedules permit, House Agriculture Committee Chair Representative Robert McKim and Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Gerry Geis will address the members during the noon luncheon.
At 1:30 p.m. Keith Kennedy with Custom Ag Solutions will present a risk management workshop.
Thursday’s afternoon activities also include legislative briefings from WyFB lobbyists and membership awards.
Thursday evening at 6 p.m. provides the one-on-one visits with the legislators during a joint “Legislative Reception” sponsored by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation and the Wyoming Rural Electric Association.
Friday’s agenda includes a speaker’s forum. Beginning at 8 a.m., Wyoming State Veterinarian Jim Logan will discuss “Livestock Health Issues.”
At 9 a.m., Nephi Cole will discuss the “Wyoming Water Strategy.” Cole is a policy advisor to Governor Matt Mead.On Jan. 15, 2015, Governor Mead released Wyoming’s Water Strategy. According to the Governor’s website, the Water Strategy has ten initiatives which cover areas of water management, development, protection, conservation and restoration and detailed plans to achieve these initiatives will be developed over the next year.
Following a break, Attorney Harriet Hageman will provide an update on “Wyoming’s Wolf Management Plan” at 10:15 a.m.
The meeting will conclude at 11:15 a.m.
Room reservations may be made by calling the Little America Hotel at 800.445.6945. Please make reservations under the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation block by Feb. Feb. 9.
The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization. The primary goals of the organization are to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment. Visit www.wyfb.org.
Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation
2015 Legislative Meeting Agenda
(Agenda updates available at wyfb.org)
February 12-13, 2015
Little America Hotel, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Thursday, February 12
8:00 a.m. WyFB Board of Director’s Meeting
11:00 a.m. Registration
Noon Luncheon –
Sponsored by Mountain West Farm Bureau Insurance
Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance- Raenell Taylor, WyFB YF&R Vice Chair
Schedules permitting, House Agriculture Committee Chair Representative Robert McKim and Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Gerry Geis will speak.
1:30 p.m. Speaker – Keith Kennedy – Custom Ag Solutions
3:00 p.m. President’s Comments – Perry Livingston, WyFB President
3:10 p.m. Legislative Issues – Ken Hamilton & Brett Moline, WyFB Lobbying Team
4:00 p.m. Membership Awards – Tim Pexton, WyFB State Membership Chair
4:15 p.m. Free time
4:45 p.m. Sheep Committee
6:00 p.m. Legislative Reception
Cash Bar opens at 6:00 p.m.
Hot and Cold Hors d’oeuvres served at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation
& Wyoming Rural Electric Association
Friday, February 13
2015 Speaker’s Forum
Master of Ceremonies – Perry Livingston, WyFB President
8:00 a.m. Speaker – Jim Logan, Wyoming State Veterinarian
“Livestock Health Issues”
9:00 a.m. Speaker- Nephi Cole- Policy Advisor to Governor Matt Mead “Governor’s Water Strategy”
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Speaker – Harriet Hageman
“Wyoming Wolf Management Plan”
11:15 a.m. *Meeting Adjourned*