Spring Conference boasts a varied agenda

SpringConferenceImageHosted by the Women’s Leadership Committee, the 2019 Indiana Farm Bureau Spring Conference is another opportunity for education and networking for INFB members. This year’s event will be on Saturday, March 9, at the Indianapolis Marriott East.

Although the conference is only one day, it’s packed full of breakout sessions and keynote presentations that were selected to educate and inspire attendees. Spring Conference also is an opportunity for INFB to honor members who have gone above and beyond this past year in their work with Agriculture In the Classroom.

On the agenda this year are local and national speakers discussing a variety of topics.

One of the nationally recognized presenters is AFBF’s Sherry Saylor, who chairs the AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee. Saylor will be speaking on her experiences as chair and the committee’s plans for 2019.

Joining Saylor on Saturday is Polly Dobbs of Dobbs Legal Group. Dobbs will be providing counsel to attendees on succession-planning. Another featured speaker is Heather Tallman of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s Indiana Grown. Tallman spends her days working with, and promoting, local farmers and food producers from across the state who sell their products directly to consumers.

Another featured speaker is Meredith Cobb, Benton County education and outreach coordinator. Cobb spearheaded Benton County’s Farm to Fork dinner, which the American Farm Bureau Federation selected as one of this year’s County Activities of Excellence. The event is not your average farm-to-fork. While the event celebrated agriculture and raised awareness of Farm Bureau, the county also raised funds for a local organization – first a volunteer-run theater and then a food co-op. Cobb will share her takeaways from planning and executing such a successful event.

Registration for Spring Conference is now open and all INFB members are encouraged to attend. Visit the “Events” section of INFB’s website to register and see a full listing of breakout sessions and offerings at Spring Conference this year.