Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting

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Program of Events

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013

2:00 p.m. CFBF YF&R State Committee Meeting

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013

7:30 a.m. Convention Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. YF&R Discussion Meet Orientation
9:00 a.m. YF&R Discussion Meet Begins
1:00 p.m. CFBF Membership Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m. Discussion Meet Finals (Collegiate)
3:00 p.m. Discussion Meet Finals (Open)
4:00 p.m. Trade Show Opens
4:00 p.m. Announce Collegiate Discussion Meet winners
5:00 p.m. Trade Show Opening Reception
8:00 p.m. Leadership Farm Bureau Reception sponsored by Southern California Edison

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013

7:00 a.m. Farm Team Chairs Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Convention Registration Opens
8:30 a.m. Opening General Session
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. General Session Reconvenes
12:00 p.m. Leadership Farm Bureau Graduation Luncheon*
12:30 p.m. Trade Show Opens
1:15 p.m. Trade Show Ice Cream Blast
2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
5:30 p.m. Hosted Reception in Trade Show sponsored by Rabobank’s "Built to Work" drawing closes
6:30 p.m. Recognition Dinner and Entertainment *

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013

6:30 a.m. County Presidents and Managers Breakfast (Invitation only)
7:30 a.m. Convention Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. Delegate Business Session
12:00 p.m. Farm Bureau Luncheon*
YF&R Farm PAC® Raffle and check presentation
1:30 p.m. Delegate Business Session Reconvenes
5:00 p.m. District Caucus Meeting
5:00 p.m. Farm Bureau Members & Leaders Reception, Hosted by PG&E
5:30 p.m. Enjoy County Farm Bureau Hospitality

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013

8:00 a.m. Delegate Business Session
10:00 a.m. CFBF Board Meeting

*Ticketed Events

Program Highlights

YF&R Discussion Meet

Be sure to catch the Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet and see agriculture’s future leaders compete for top spokesperson honors as they tackle some of the industry’s most pressing issues. Participants have the chance to win an ATV donated by Polaris, a trip to San Antonio, TX and cash prizes. The final rounds of the competition will take place Sunday afternoon. For more information, visit www.cfbf.com/programs/YFR.

Farm PAC Raffle and Silent Auction

The California Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee invites you to join the fun and excitement of its annual raffle to benefit California Farm Bureau Fund to Protect the Family Farm (Farm PAC). Funds raised by the drawing are used to support candidates for public office who share our goal of protecting the farming and ranching way of life. You just might be the one to walk away with one of five custom prize packages.

Leadership Farm Bureau Graduation Luncheon

Make plans to celebrate the achievements of your peers and fellow Farm Bureau members, the graduates of the Leadership Farm Bureau Class of 2013. Held this year during the Monday, December 9 luncheon. Don’t miss it!

Trade Show

Looking for a chance to check out and try some best-selling industry products, and have a chance to win great prizes, all while visiting with colleagues, friends, and leading agri-businesses from across the nation? Make sure to stop by the Trade Show – home to social events and the always popular YF&R Farm PAC Raffle.

Booth purchase information: www.cfbf.com/am2013/TradeShow

2013 California Farm Bureau Federation
Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities: www.cfbf.com/am2013/sponsorship

Trade Show Opening Reception
Come join us for drinks, appetizers, fun and games. The Trade Show opening reception will be held on the Trade Show floor from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 8, 2013. Food and beverage consumption does require a ticket.

Flu Shots in the Trade Show
Free flu shots will be provided by CFBF’s Rural Health and Safety Committee and will be available in the Trade Show. Visit the Rural Health and Safety booth on Monday to get your flu shot. Quantities will be limited.

Rabobank’s “Built to Work” Drawing
Rabobank’s popular “Built to Work” drawing is back! Make sure to register at the Trade Show opening reception for a chance to win a portion of over $10,000 in prizes.

Leadership Farm Bureau Reception

Raise a glass and toast the Class of 2013 at a special dessert and champagne reception hosted by the LFB Alumni Council and sponsored by Southern California Edison.

Awards Banquet and Entertainment

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of Farm Bureau from this past year. Register by November 22 to ensure seating with your County Farm Bureau.

  • Recognize significant accomplishments made by County Farm Bureaus
  • Announce the 2013 Distinguished Service Award recipient
  • Celebrate with the winners of the Innovator Award
  • Reward County Farm Bureaus for achieving their goals in membership development
  • Announce the newest inductee to the Golden State Hall of Honor
  • Enjoy dinner among your friends, family, colleagues and leaders
  • Enjoy the entertainment of speaker Bob Garner

Following the awards banquet on Monday night, California Farm Bureau welcomes entertaining and humorous motivational speaker Bob Garner. Acknowledged as one of the top mentalists in the world, Bob is also recognized as one of the leading entertaining speakers in the industry. Join us on Monday, December 9 for a fun and astonishing presentation.

Tuesday Awards Luncheon

Celebrate the future of agriculture as we congratulate state Agriculture in the Classroom Outstanding Educator of the year, participate in the Farm PAC® Raffle and check presentation of our Young Farmers & Ranchers Program, as well as meet the new YF&R state committee chair.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics featuring industry leaders and focusing on the latest information related to rural crime and safety, membership, current agricultural research and other important issues affecting members.

WMD, Explosive Devices and Terrorist Threats
Farm Bureau welcomes FBI Special Agent Sheldon Fung from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Sacramento Division. A trained bomb tech and hazardous material specialist, Special Agent Fung will be speaking with members about rural crime awareness and what to watch for on your farms and ranches. There will be some graphic information included in this presentation. Please, no children.

The Green Rush: Dealing with the Impacts of Marijuana Production on Agricultural and Resource Lands in California
Farm Bureau members will have an opportunity to listen to a panel speak on the topics of safety and environmental impacts related to marijuana grows on agricultural and resource lands. The panel will consist of Stormer Feiler, Biologist with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board; Scott Bauer, Environmental Scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Tommy LaNier, Initiative Director with the National Marijuana Initiative: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA); and Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims with Lt. Rick Ko. The discussion will be moderated and there will be an opportunity for a question and answer session with the panelists.

Generational Differences and Membership Challenges
Farm Bureau welcomes back Kyle Perry, Director of Leadership Development for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Kyle’s presentations have become a favorite with our members. Highlights include growing membership, target marketing for specific California commodities, and member renewal excitement. Kyle’s presentation will focus on generational differences and current membership challenges.