WyFB 101st Annual Meeting Nov. 12-14, 2020 in Casper
“Moving Forward with Courage and Optimism” as we enter the next century of working for agriculture at the 101st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy development is the strength of the Federation. Wyoming farmers and ranchers will grow the policy to the next grassroots level, the state level, at the 101st Annual Meeting Nov. 12-14, 2020. The meeting will be at the Clarion Inn at Platte River in Casper. Voting delegates from the county Farm Bureaus participate in policy discussion, elect officers and ultimately chart the course for the coming year. Folks also enjoy networking with farmers and ranchers, seeing old friends and making new friends. 101st Annual Meeting 2020 - Agenda Contact your county Farm Bureau president to learn more about attending the state annual meeting. Current health guidelines will be followed. Meeting schedule snapshot The annual meeting begins Thursday, Nov. 12 at noon. WyFB’s four standing committees meet Thursday afternoon to discuss resolutions pertaining to their areas and make recommendations. The committees include: Natural and Environmental Resources (NER), State Government Affairs (SGA), Agriculture Tax and General Issues. The committees are made-up of one representative per county (county committee chairs) and the state chair and state vice-chair. A county president’s meeting will begin Friday’s events. The general and business sessions of the Wyoming Farm Bureau begin Friday morning. Members will hear reports from Wyoming Farm Bureau’s president and executive vice president as well as the C.E.O. of Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Voting delegates will begin discussing the resolutions and determining what is in the best interest of farmers and ranchers. After a day of business work, Friday evening’s banquet is a time to celebrate our farmers and ranchers. The Distinguished Service and Farm Bureau Leadership Awards will be presented. Resolutions consideration, elections, and a WyFB YF&R report conclude the meeting on Saturday. Again this year, members are invited to donate to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Foundation. Donors will have their names placed in a drawing for a “Family of Chairs” custom made and donated by Garie Henry, of Uinta County. The Wyoming Farm Bureau Foundation supports educational programs for agriculture producers and legal issues which impact Wyoming agriculture. Foundation Fundraiser Again this year, members are invited to donate to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Foundation. Donors will have their names placed in a drawing for a “Family of Chairs” custom made and donated by Garie Henry, of Uinta County. The Wyoming Farm Bureau Foundation supports educational programs for agriculture producers and legal issues which impact Wyoming agriculture. “Harvest for All” Fundraiser The WyFB YF&R seventeenth annual “Harvest for All” fund drive will take place at annual meeting. Monetary donations (we are unable to accept food donations) will benefit the Wyoming Food Bank, a credentialed Feeding America Harvest affiliate serving Wyoming communities. Please bring your monetary donations to the registration desk at annual meeting. This year’s Harvest for All raffle will be feature a custom made fire pit by Lex Geer, of Campbell County. Make sure to buy your playing card raffle chances from any WyFB YF&R Committee member during annual meeting. Registration Pre-registration is requested by October 30th. Members or county presidents may submit registrations to Julie Johnson-Doyle at email@example.com or 307-721-7723. Contact your county Farm Bureau president if you plan to attend. Phone numbers are available at www.wyfb.org or by calling 800.442.8325. Hotel Reservations Reservations should be made by November 4th, after which time our block of rooms will be released. Contact the facility directly when cancelling to avoid fees. SPECIAL NOTE: the facility’s elevator is currently inoperable. If you require first-level lodging please call the reservation desk directly at (307) 439-2074 to secure this option. When making room reservations by phone, refer to “Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation” or group code WI07J3 to be eligible for our group discount rate of $73/night.