The Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention in early December moves to the northeast corner of Indiana, as the organization begins a year-long celebration of a true milestone. Isabella Chism of Kokomo is INFB’s 2nd Vice President.
“We are getting ready to kick off our 100th anniversary celebration, so this year will be the kickoff and next year in French Lick it will be the actual celebration,” she told HAT “This year by the way we will be in Fort Wayne. It’s not too late to register, but they need to do it quickly. Rooms are running low.”
The state convention runs December 6, 2018 through December 8, and it offers something for every member, including a Q & A forum with INFB President Randy Kron, Vice President Kendall Culp and Chism on Thursday afternoon, then a Q & A with Kron following the Friday night dinner. The state Discussion Meet finals take place Saturday to determine the winner who will represent Indiana at the AFBF Discussion Meet contest in January.
Educational breakout sessions are scheduled Friday and Saturday, including Gene Editing in Agriculture presented by Peter Goldsbrough, Purdue University; AFBF Policy Outlook and Strategy presented by Dale Moore from AFBF; Farm Economy, Trade and Monetary Policy presented by Jason Henderson, Purdue University; Consumer Trust: Organic or Not presented by Jayson Lusk, Purdue University; Industrial Hemp presented by Mark Boyer, Hoosier Healthy Oil; Being My Own Advocate presented by the INFB public policy team.
The closing lunch and keynote address Saturday is by Charlie Arnot, CEO for the Center for Food Integrity.
Event details and registration are here: https://www.infarmbureau.org/events/details/2018/12/06/infb/INFBCON