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Farm Bureau Minute

by Matt Rush, Executive Vice President of the Farm Bureau

N.M. Farm & Livestock Bureau 2013 Annual Meeting, November 21-23 Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, Thursday, November 21

9 am Young Farmers & Ranchers Comm. Mtg. at Roadrunner Food Bank

10 am Early Registration

1 pm Pres. Mike White, Year in Review

1:15 pm Range Conditions, Dr. Sam Smallidge, NMSU Range, Improvement Task Force

1:45 pm Agroterrorism, Kelly Hamilton, SW Border Food Safety & Defense Ctr.

2:45 pm Break

3 pm Media Training, Johnna Miller, AFBF Communications

4:30 pm Adjourn

5:30 pm Vespers, Albuquerque Christian School Choir

7 pm Showing of movie “Wolves in Government Clothing” free admission

Friday, November 22

7:30 am Women’s Leadership Committee Meeting

9 am Look Ahead to the 2014 Legislative Session, Chad Smith, NMF&LB

9:15 am Obamacare and You, Steve Kammeyer, FBL, Director Health Insurance Services

10 am Writing Effective Comments, Joanne Spivack

11 am AFBF Update, Julie Anna Potts, EVP

11:30 am Garrey Carruthers, NMSU President (Invited)

12 pm General Membership Luncheon, Guest Speaker: Sharlae Brown – 4-H State Winning Speech, Media Person of the Year, Educator of the Year

1 pm County Corporation Requirements, Dick Ritter, CPA, Socorro, County Farm Bureau

2 pm County Caucuses, Districts I, III & IV

2:30 pm Annual Business Session Financial Reports, County Awards, NMAITC Update, Election of State Board FBL Update, Jim Brannen, CEO

4 pm State Board of Directors Reorganization Meeting


4 pm Idea Harvesting: Who Grew My Soup? NM Ag Literacy Day Project, Traci Curry, Dir. NMAITC (Volunteers needed, everyone invited)

6 pm Social Hour

6:30 pm 95th Annual Banquet – Sponsored by: Farm Credit of NM

Recognition of Outgoing & Incoming Board Members, Volunteer of the Year, Farm Family of the Year, Dr. Scott, Vernon, Cal Poly University – Sponsored by: BNSF Railway

Saturday, November 23

7 am State Board and County Presidents, Breakfast (ticketed event)

8:15 am Collegiate Discussion, Meet Finals

8:45 am Adoption of Policy Resolutions

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Pl. NE

Rooms are $83 a night & you can make reservations by calling 505-245-7100

8am – 5pm before November 1, 2013.

Ask for the N.M. Farm & Livestock Bureau rate.

Questions? Call Theresa Widner at 575-532-4703