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Indiana Farm Bureau 

* * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * * 


December 2, 2011

For more information: Kim Vail, 317-692-7814, kvail@infarmbureau.org 

Mindy Reef, 317-692-7822 (o), 765-426-1498 (m) mreef@infarmbureau.org 

Kathleen Dutro, 317-692-7824 (o), 317-727-0607 (m), kdutro@infarmbureau.org 

Convention media room: 765-720-0719 


Indiana Farm Bureau Convention to be next weekend in Indianapolis 


Media representatives are invited to attend the Indiana Farm Bureau state convention, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10. Most of the activities will be at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, except for Friday evening when the activities move to the Indiana State Museum.

A full schedule of events is available on the convention website, www.infarmbureau.org/convention/default.html.

A number of meals have been reserved for media. Please check in at rooms 105-106, which are the media rooms. Interview and work areas will be available for reporters there.

Convention highlights 

  • Breakout sessions on Dec. 9 cover topics including ag nutrients and water quality, talking to consumers, working with local government and avoiding farm truck accidents.
  • President Don Villwock’s annual address will be during the opening session on Dec. 9, which runs from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • A trade show featuring commodity organizations, commercial exhibitors and a number of informational sessions will run on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • A general session at 4 p.m. on Dec. 9 will feature political humorist and grassroots advocate Patrick Haggerty.
  • Evening activities on Dec. 9 will be at the Indiana State Museum. Finals for the Discussion Meet and recognition for Farm Bureau Young Farmer awards will take place at the museum.
  • Membership and county awards will be presented following Saturday’s lunch.
  • The election for IFB 2nd vice president will be held during the delegate session, slated for Dec. 10 from 9:45-11:30 a.m. During the delegate session, delegates can also choose to discuss issues that have arisen or changed since the main delegate session in August.