Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Meeting March 1-2 in Cheyenne
February 1, 2022— Legislative agriculture issues will be presented at the 2022 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Legislative Meeting. The meeting will be March 1-2 at the Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne. Held annually to coincide with the legislative session, the meeting provides Farm Bureau Federation members the opportunity to meet with their legislators one-on-one and hear about current issues.
The Legislative Meeting begins with registration at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 1. If their schedules permit, House Agriculture Committee Chair Representative John Eklund and Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Brian Boner will speak during the noon luncheon. Wyoming State Engineer Brandon Gephardt will speak Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday afternoon activities also include state legislative briefings from WyFB lobbyists, remarks by WyFB President Todd Fornstrom, and membership awards.
Tuesday evening provides the one-on-one visits with the legislators and elected officials during a Legislative Mixer produced by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation and the Wyoming Rural Electric Association. This event will be held off-site at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Multi-Purpose Building at Frontier Park.
A speaker’s forum on Wednesday morning, March 2 will wrap-up the Legislative Meeting. New Wyoming State Veterinarian Dr. Hallie Hasel will speak at 8 a.m. about animal diseases. At 9 a.m., Ryan Kudera with the Wyoming Business Council will talk about broadband efforts in Wyoming. At 10:30 a.m., Dr. Ramesh Sivanpillai is tentatively scheduled to discuss the remote sensing work he is doing at the University of Wyoming.
The WyFB Mission: To represent the voices of Wyoming farmers and ranchers through grassroots policy development while focusing on protecting private property rights, strengthening agriculture, and supporting farm and ranch families through advocacy, education, and leadership development.