Nevada Farm Bureau was honored to have been a part of the 101st American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Meeting. This year’s annual meeting was held in Austin, Texas January 17 through January 22.
The AFBF annual meeting is a special time for Farm Bureau members from every state to come together to meet, mingle and discuss topics facing farmers and ranchers across the U.S.
This year Nevada Farm Bureau had 19 members attended the conference.
Attendees have a wide variety of activates to choose from that interest all age groups. The schedule included: Ag tours, Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) discussion meet, workshops, trade show, discussion panels, awards and a fun run.
This year was extra special for the Nevada Farm Bureau taking home two awards one for membership gain and one for advocacy work.
The first award was for 2019 Membership Recognition. This award is given to states who exceeded their membership quota for the year. We thank all of our members for making this award possible we could not have done it without you.
The second award the Nevada Farm Bureau received was the AFBF Achievement Award for Advocacy work in 2019. This marks the third consecutive year that Nevada Farm Bureau has been awarded this recognition by AFBF for the state Farm Bureau’s advocacy program. We strive to represent Farm Bureau members through policy, legislative and regulatory activities.
Another exciting highlight from this year’s annual meeting was President Trump speaking for the third consecutive year in a row.
“If we want America to thrive and grow, we must ensure American Farmers flourish and prosper and that’s what we are doing,” said Trump.
The President highlighted all the great work he has done for Farmers and Ranchers throughout his presidency so far. One highlight included the 83% approval rating amongst farmers and ranchers. Other topics included virtually eliminating the death tax the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the China trade deal.
Trump concluded his speech with an encouraging message to farmers and ranchers that the China Deal will eliminate market barriers and open markets for American beef, pork, poultry, seafood, soybeans, rice, dairy, infant formula, animal feed, biotechnology and more.
“My administration is fighting for the American farmer and it’s been fighting for the farmer and the rancher every single day,” said Trump.
Attendees greatly appreciated Trump’s speech and look forward to the coming year with an optimistic future.
Nevada Farm Bureau members looks forward to the coming year with new ideas and knowledge gained from this years AFBF 101st Annul Meeting.
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