by Whitney Flach
The 98th gathering of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) will be keynoted by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
The annual meeting is Dec. 6 and 7 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines.
This years theme being, “Believe, Lead, Achieve.”
IFBF President Craig Hill said, “Believe, Lead, Achieve is our theme this year and it is a testament to IFBF’s impact in so many sectors of our state. We Lead and Achieve measurable success in areas that benefit all Iowans.”
Responsible farmers are always looking for ways to grow more, do more, and try new things. This meeting will showcase some of Iowa’s best and brightest farm families.
Also, Iowa’s next generation of farm leaders will be brought to the stage, to compete for the IFBF Young Farmer title.
In light of this event, Governor Terry Branstad has declared Dec. 4-Dec. 10 as ‘Iowa Farm Bureau Week,’ honoring the unity and strength of the state’s 159,000-member farm organization.