Oct. 24, 2012 

For more information, contact: Kim Vail, 317-692-7814 

Mindy Reef, 317-692-7822,

IFB state convention planned

Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual state convention will be held Dec. 7 and 8 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

This year’s theme is “Engage.”

Indiana Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization, with approximately 78,000 farmer members and 200,000 associate members. Approximately 1,200 are expected to attend the meeting.

Each county Farm Bureau will send representatives to the business meeting on Dec. 8, where they will elect Indiana Farm Bureau’s president for the next three years. The delegates also may discuss policy issues that have arisen since the main policy-setting delegate session in August.

Other convention highlights:

  • Breakout sessions on Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, cover topics including fertilizer use regulations, elections results analysis, national health care and retail agriculture.
  • President Don Villwock’s annual address will be at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 7 during the opening session.
  • A trade show featuring commodity organizations, commercial exhibitors and a number of informational sessions will run on Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Membership and county awards will be presented during Saturday’s lunch.

The convention sessions are free and open to anyone. Registration is available on the IFB website,

For more information, visit the website or call 1-800-FARM-BUR (327-6287).

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