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New York Farm Bureau 64th State Annual Meeting

December 7 & 8, 2020

New York Farm Bureau will conduct its 64th State Annual Meeting on Monday, December 7, and Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Due to the coronavirus and limitations on group gatherings, and the safety and wellness of our members and staff, the decision has been made to conduct the State Annual Meeting virtually this year.

The meeting will begin on Monday with Open Resolutions, Young Farmers & Ranchers and Promotion & Education Business Sessions/Elections, and District Caucuses. Tuesday's schedule includes resolutions, the NYFB President's Address, the NYFB Secretary/Treasurer's Report, a video message from American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, and ByLaws and Elections. The detailed agenda can be viewed here.

Only voting delegates will be able to participate in debate and vote at the meeting. NYFB members interested in observing the meeting in the Zoom virtual gallery on Tuesday, December 8, must call Member Support at the NYFB office at 1-800-342-4143 to request a Zoom registration link before Wednesday, December 2nd.

Additional information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.

  • Webinar Conversations About Farm Transition

    November 16 - 7pm     December 2 - 12pm     December 16 - 12pm

     

    Whether you are young farmer looking to talk about your thoughts for the farm’s future, or an older farmer deciding what will happen with your farm when you retire, this series of webinars offers something for you.

    New York Farm Bureau is excited to partner with Nationwide to bring these webinars to our members.

    Each webinar tackles the conversation from a different angle. Whether you participate in one, or all three, you will feel better prepare to set your farm up for a successful future.

    Click the webinar titles below to Register.  Once registered you will receive the Zoom meeting information. 

    Note: you must pre-register for these events.

     

    November 16, 7pm – Communicating the Need to Transition

    Helping Your Parents Let Go – A discussion specifically geared toward Young Farmers and Ranchers – How to handle emotional topics and getting family members with different opinions to hear each other and work toward transition together.

     

    December 2 –12pm - Transition Planning

    As an owner of a family farm or ranch, many of your assets are tangible items.  Land, livestock and equipment may be difficult to divide evenly among your children or desired parties.   And when the time comes for retirement, selling your assets to help pay taxes and living expenses can be equally challenging.  Learn how to help better meet the future needs of your family and your business.  This seminar highlights Nationwide’s no-cost Land as Your Legacy transition planning process.

     

    December 16 – 12pm – Succession Planning Through Family Harmony

    Over the next 20 years, 70 percent of farmland will transfer to the next generation, but it is estimated only 30 percent will stay as family farms. When asked why there is such a poor success rate at keeping farms in the family, an elder rancher put it plainly that, “Our technical and business skills are fine; it’s our people skills that need help! In other words, ranchers and farmers are telling us that their weakest link in succession planning is not technology or information, but rather human relationship management.   Learn how to navigate the, sometimes difficult, conversations surrounding a farm transition.