NEW YORK FARM BUREAU STATE ANNUAL MEETING

The 62nd New York Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting will be held Dec. 4-5 2018 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel in Syracuse, New York. Delegates from 52 county Farm Bureaus will consider policy recommendations passed at County Annual Meetings, share ideas, and launch programs and activities for 2019.

The theme of the meeting this year is “Believe, Engage, Connect” a message that will be carried through other New York Farm Bureau events throughout the year.

The meeting officially kicks off Tuesday with the opening ceremony and annual address from President David Fisher and NYFB CEO Jeff Kirby. Tuesday evening there will be an awards dinner where we congratulate county Farm Bureau leaders, young farmers and Promotion and Education leaders on their accomplishments of the past year. 

American Farm Bureau Vice President Scott VanderWal will be the keynote speaker for the delegate session on Wednesday.

There will be a workshop on inherent risk that will explore liability issues associated with diverse farming operations where the public is invited onto the farm.  Randy Dwyer, AFBF Director of Grassroots & Policy Development will also conduct a workshop on how to navigate the increasingly complex political landscape of national farm policy.

Everyone is invited to attend annual meeting and workshops. Click here to see the latest agenda.

Register here for the meeting and meals. A Meal Reservation Form is available if you prefer to mail or fax your reservations to NYFB.

New York Farm Bureau has a group rate of $139 (plus tax) with the Marriott. Book your group rate for New York Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. A Hotel Reservation Form can also be printed and faxed or mailed to hotel.

Click here for driving directions and garage parking information.

 

  • County President and Vice President Workshop: "Where Are Your Next Members Coming From? Understanding the Farm Trends in Your County"

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    New York Farm Bureau has embarked on a project to analyze the National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) data for the state and individual counties to better understand the changing demographics associate with NY agriculture. Blair Smith, State Statistican, USDA National Ag Statistics Service, will join us to summarize the data and help identify relevant trends.  This will lead to a discussion on how the trends can be used to develop strategies towards membership growth and member engagement.

    This workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, at 10:00 a.m., and is open for all county Presidents and Vice Presidents only. Lunch will be provided after the workshop for all workshop attendees. Click here to register for this workshop.

  • American Farm Bureau 100th Annual Convention

    January 11 - 16, 2019

    The American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention will be held on January 11 - 16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Join members from across the nation for a variety of workshops, speakers, American Farm Bureau Foundation Events, and Louisiana Ag Tours. Click here for more information on the Convention, and to register for the Convention, Foundation Events, and Louisiana Ag Tours.

    New York Farm Bureau has a hotel room block at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA. The room rate is $284 ($242 plus tax). Room reservations need to be made through Pamela Rafferty. The reservation deadline is December 7, 2018. Complete the hotel reservation form and return to New York Farm Bureau.