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Annual Meeting Schedule

Annual Meeting Schedule Annual Meeting Schedule

December 1, 2015

Member Benefit Displays

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Young Farmer Advisory Committee Meeting

9:00 a.m. - Registration Opens

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Voting Delegate Session

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Office Assistant Meeting

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Educational Seminars
1. Grassroots Partnerships for the Greater Good
Panelists: Ron Corbett, Cedar Rapids Mayor, Jennifer Fencl, Environmental Services Director, E Central IA Council of Governments, Curt Zingula, Linn County, John Airy, Linn County

2. Rural Innovation for the Greater Good
Moderators: Adam Koppes, Investment Manager, IFBF, Sandy Ehrig, Economic Development Administrator, IFBF
Panelists: Roby Miller, CEO, TelePharm, Tony Halsted, CEO, Hoover’s Hatchery, Elizabeth Caven, CEO, UpCraft Club

3. Farm Neighbor Communications for the Greater Good
Moderator: Bob Quinn, WHO Radio Big Show
Panelists: Jason Russell, Linn County, Keith Troyer, Johnson County, Brian Sampson, Story County, Mike Paustian, Scott County

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Recognition Luncheon - Grand Ballroom Featuring - National Anthem - Kennedy Plowman, Member IA FFA SW District
County Farm Bureau Awards , Distinguished Service Awards

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- AFBF Voting Delegate Interviews

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Educational Seminars 2 (Repeat of Seminars Presented in Morning Sessions)
1. Grassroots Partnerships for the Greater Good

2. Rural Innovation for the Greater Good

3. Farm Neighbor Communications for the Greater Good

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Session 1 - Growing Markets - April 2015 Brazil Market Study Trip
- David Miller, IFBF Director, Research & Commodity Services, with Kevin Pope, Cerro Gordo County; Erin Bradford, Guthrie County and Jason Brockshus, Osceola County

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. An Evening of Iowa Talent Reception & Entertainment - Grand Ballroom With Emcee - Iowa’s Nice Guy, Scott Siepker

December 2, 2015

6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet - Grand Ballroom

6:30 a.m. Member Benefit Displays

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Caucuses – Districts 1, 3, 5

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
General Session 2 - Grand Ballroom
Message to Farm Bureau Members - IFBF President Craig Hill
Keynote Speaker - Aaron Thomas, “Platforms and Opportunities”

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 2016 County Presidents Trip Briefing - Orlando/Japan

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Young Farmers Discussion Meet Judges Orientation

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Educational Seminars 3
1. Communication for the Greater Good - “Ag Trends, Topics & Tomorrow” Damian Mason

2. Busting Myths with Real Science for the Greater Good - Michael Castellano, ISU Agronomy Associate Professor

3. Collaborating for the Greater Good - Paul Trombino, Director, Iowa Department of Transportation, Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Young Farmers Discussion Meet Semi-Final Rounds

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Voting Delegate Session

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Young Farmers Discussion Meet Finals

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Young Farmers Luncheon - Grand Ballroom Featuring - Young Farmer Awards

1:30 p.m. Wrap Up - Comments from the IFBF President

2:00 p.m.
Adjourn

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