Roadmap to success

Welcome to the 2020 County Presidents Conference. We’re glad you can join in virtually since you couldn’t make it in person. You will get the most out of this experience if you download the handouts for each presentation before watching the video.

Make time to discuss what you learn with your Regional Manager, and make plans to implement the best ideas you pick up.

Use the Action Planning page to record your favorite ideas and review them with your Regional Manager.

Welcome from Craig Hill, President, Iowa Farm Bureau  

Farm Bureau’s Legacy Plan – Making a Difference for Agriculture & Iowa

Joe Johnson, IFBF Executive Director
The Legacy Plan describes why we do what we do, and drives activities and budgeting. It also demonstrates how a plan can focus resources to make an impact.

Download the Legacy Plan Handout

What’s your County Farm Bureau’s Strategic Plan?

Mary Foley Balvanz, Leadership Training Manager
Does your County Farm Bureau have a clear set of priorities that drive your goals and activities? Learn the benefits of creating plans that increase your impact in the county, and the methods to involve your board in the process.

Download the County Strategic Planning handout

Involving Leaders and Volunteers in the Work

Samantha Wagner, Region 6 Manager
Committees are an effective way to get work done, involve more people and streamline your board meetings. Learn how counties are making committees work and managing their work differently.

Download the Involving Leaders Handout

County Finances to Support your Plans

Jim Gardner, IFBF Chief Financial Officer
Understanding your financial picture enables you to allocate resources to implement the priorities and plans you have laid out for the county, now and in the future.

Download the County Finances handout
Donation Policy handout
Investment Policy handout
County Income Sources by Size