Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
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MISSISSIPPI FARM BUREAU TO HOLD 89th ANNUAL MEETING
JACKSON — Mississippi Farm Bureau delegates will gather in Jackson
for their 89th annual convention, December 4-6, with an agenda to set
policy for the state’s largest farm organization. Mississippi Farm
Bureau President David Waide, a West Point row crop and cattle producer,
has announced a membership total of 204,963 member families.
The adoption of the organization’s policy book, which lays out
Farm Bureau’s direction for the coming year, is the most important
business of the upcoming convention, Waide said.
“This has been a much better year for Mississippi farmers because
the weather was much more cooperative than last year,” Waide said.
“Our policies will reflect the membership’s feelings about
many issues including ones that affect all consumers.”
The 2010 annual meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4,
with the statewide Farm Bureau Ambassador Contest.
The Opening General Session will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon
and will feature the keynote address by agricultural TV and radio personality
Trent Loos. That session will be followed an Environmental Conference
dealing with alternative uses for farmland and then by a Safety Conference.
The Saturday Night General Session will be at 6:30 p.m. highlighted by
the announcement of the winners of the Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement
Award and the Discussion Meet.
Sunday afternoon will feature the Recognition and Awards program where
individual county Farm Bureaus are recognized for their work during the
past year. The Distinguished Service Award and the Excellence in Leadership
Award will also be presented at this session along with the Friend of
The Business Session will take place on Monday, December 6, at 8 a.m.
The annual report will be delivered by President David Waide to be followed
by the adoption of the resolutions that form Farm Bureau’s Policy
Book and the election of officers and directors. President Waide is not
running for re-election this year making the presidential election one
of special interest. Brad Bean of Amite County, Randy Knight of Rankin
County, and Ken Middleton of Washington County are all candidates to become
the ninth president of the organization.
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 204,000 member-families statewide. There
are Farm Bureaus in all 82 counties in Mississippi
where agriculture comprises a fundamental part of
Mississippi 's economy.
Headquartered in Jackson
, the federation is an independent, non-profit agricultural
organization and is not associated with any arm of the government.
For more information about Farm Bureau, visit our website at www.msfb.com.