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Convention Agenda

It is at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention that delegates from each county Farm Bureau help shape the organization’s state and federal polices for the coming year. Delegates also will elect members of the VFBF board of directors to represent Districts 3, 6 , 9 and 12.

Tuesday, December 3

Commodity Luncheon

• Keynote speaker Mark Gold, president, CEO and managing partner of Top Third Ag Marketing LLC, will speak on “Managing Risk in an Inherently Risky Business”
• VFBF Journalism Awards

Educational Conference: “Get What’s Coming to You: Risk Management for Every Farmer
Mark Gold, Top Third Ag Marketing

Educational Conference: “Things You Need to Know about Transporting Farm Products in Virginia
Rena Hussey, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, and Master Trooper C. F. Rosemond III, Virginia State Police

Ag Advocacy Dinner and Program

• Young Farmers Discussion Meet
• Warren Beach Award presentation
• Program immediately followed Young Farmers Benefit Auction

Wednesday, December 4

Young Farmers Awards Breakfast

• Young Farmers Achievement Award presentation
• Discussion Meet winner announced

General Session

• Reports of officers and Resolutions Committee
• Policy discussion

Fellowship Luncheon  Speaker – Jerry Carroll

General Session

• Nominations of officers and directors
• Report of Resolutions Committee
• Policy discussion


• Distinguished Service Award presentations
• County Activity Best-In-State Award presentations

Thursday, Dec. 5

Leadership Breakfast

• Recognition of county Farm Bureau presidents
• Membership Activity Awards

General Session

• Report of Resolutions Committee
• Policy discussion
• Elections of directors

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