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2016 Annual Meeting Schedule

2016 Annual Meeting Schedule 2016 Annual Meeting Schedule

Entertainment by the Painchaud FamilyDAY 1: December 6, 2016

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

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Member Benefit Partner Showcase

9:00 a.m. - Registration Opens

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

10:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. - Educational Seminars - Round 1
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  • Digital Data Use & Management
    Ryan Heiniger, Iowa Pheasants Forever; David Muth, AgSolver, LLC; Tim Berkland, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Iowa’s Variable Weather
    Chris Anderson - SkyDoc, LLC & Jerry Hatfield - ISU National Lab for Ag & the Environment
  • Butterflies & Bats - Endangered Species & Iowa Agriculture
    Marty Adkins, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, Steve Bradbury, ISU & Jenny McIvor, MidAmerican Energy
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - AFBF Voting Delegate Interviews

12:00 Noon - Celebrate County Farm Bureau Successes Luncheon - Grand Ballroom

  • National Anthem: Cress Van Wyngarden, Marion County
  • Membership Toppers
  • 2016 Outstanding County Farm Bureau Awards
  • 2016 Century County Farm Bureau Recognitions
  • Leo Waggoner Awards 
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Voting Delegate Session

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Educational Seminars – Round 2 (Repeat of 10:00 a.m. Educational Seminars)
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3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Young Farmer Discussion Meet Orientation

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Young Farmer Discussion Meet Semi-Final Rounds
 
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Young Farmer Discussion Meet Finals

5:30 p.m. - 8:35 p.m. - Evening Dinner & Gala Featuring Young Farmer Awards  - Grand Ballroom

  • Young Farmer Advisory Committee Introductions
  • Young Farmer Chair Jacob Handsaker’s Address
  • Discussion Meet Winner Announced
  • Achievement Award Winners Announced
  • Bob Joslin Recipient Recognition
  • Entertainment by The Painchaud Family, Canada
8:30 p.m. - Ice Cream Social for All Members - CCCUCC - 3rd Floor
District Director Candidate & Vice President Receptions - CCCUCC – 3rd Floor

Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack DAY 2: December 7, 2016

6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet

6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. - Caucuses – Districts 4, 6, 8

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - General Session

  • Membership/Agent Toppers
  • Distinguished Service Awards
  • Membership Address - Craig Hill, Iowa Farm Bureau President
  • Keynote – Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Member Benefit Partner Showcase

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
- 2017 Presidents Incentive Trip - Savannah, GA Briefing

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Educational Seminars - Round 3
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  • Telling the Story of Conservation
    Dean Sponheim, Mitchell County & Doug Adams, Humboldt County
  • International Ag Study Tour
    David Miller, IFBF Research & Commodity Director, with Joan Maxwell, Scott County & Brian Jones, Adair County
  • Crop & Livestock Outlook
    Dale Durchholz, AgriVisor, LLC
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Educational Seminars – Round 4 (Repeat of 10:15 a.m. Educational Seminars)

12:00 Noon - Buffet Luncheon  - CCCUCC - 3rd Floor

1:00 p.m. - Voting Delegate Session –Reconvenes


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