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SDFB 94th Annual Meeting focuses on ‘Sharing Ag’s Story’

Sharing Ag’s story will highlight the 94th annual meeting of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation (SDFBF), with updates on state, national, and international issues facing the state’s largest industry. The public is welcome to attend any informational sessions when the state’s largest farm organization meets Nov. 18-20 at the Sioux Falls Ramkota.

“There are many challenges as well as opportunities facing agriculture today,” said Volga farmer Scott VanderWal, president of SDFBF. “Our convention will be a chance to learn more about the issues facing agriculture, to make us more effective as we share agriculture’s story with others, from the consumers of our products to members of Congress as they craft a new farm bill.”

State issues will take center stage with presentations from State Ag Secretary Walt Bones, State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven, and Dean of the College of Agriculture at SDSU, Dr. Barry Dunn. National and international issues will be featured with speakers from the U.S. Meat Export Federation, U.S. Grains Council, and American Farm Bureau Federation.

Additional highlights include the Women’s Leadership Team sharing ag’s story through their “Accurate Ag Books” and the My American Farm game, and the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee selecting contestants to represent SDFBF at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Honolulu, HI, in January.

“The key component of our convention is the delegate session, where producer members set the policy for our organization for the next year,” said SDFBF Vice President Wanda Blair, Vale. “Grassroots policy is the cornerstone of our organization, as we share ag’s story with state legislators and our congressional delegation.”

All sessions will be held at the Sioux Falls Ramkota and are open to the public. For more information or to register, contact the South Dakota Farm Bureau at 605-353-8050, or http://www.sdfbf.org.

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Sharing Ag’s story will highlight the 94th annual meeting of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation (SDFBF), with updates on state, national, and international issues facing the state’s largest industry. The public is welcome to attend any informational sessions when the state’s largest farm organization meets Nov. 18-20 at the Sioux Falls Ramkota.

“There are many challenges as well as opportunities facing agriculture today,” said Volga farmer Scott VanderWal, president of SDFBF. “Our convention will be a chance to learn more about the issues facing agriculture, to make us more effective as we share agriculture’s story with others, from the consumers of our products to members of Congress as they craft a new farm bill.”

State issues will take center stage with presentations from State Ag Secretary Walt Bones, State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven, and Dean of the College of Agriculture at SDSU, Dr. Barry Dunn. National and international issues will be featured with speakers from the U.S. Meat Export Federation, U.S. Grains Council, and American Farm Bureau Federation.

Additional highlights include the Women’s Leadership Team sharing ag’s story through their “Accurate Ag Books” and the My American Farm game, and the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee selecting contestants to represent SDFBF at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Honolulu, HI, in January.

“The key component of our convention is the delegate session, where producer members set the policy for our organization for the next year,” said SDFBF Vice President Wanda Blair, Vale. “Grassroots policy is the cornerstone of our organization, as we share ag’s story with state legislators and our congressional delegation.”

All sessions will be held at the Sioux Falls Ramkota and are open to the public. For more information or to register, contact the South Dakota Farm Bureau at 605-353-8050, or http://www.sdfbf.org.

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