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Annual Meeting Schedule

Annual Meeting Schedule Annual Meeting Schedule

Monday, December 4, 2017

Optional Pre-Convention Tour
DestinationsHawkeye Breeders (Adel),  Monsanto Learning Center ( Huxley)
Departure Time 2:00 p.m.
Space is limited. Please register through your county Farm Bureau. Click here for tour details. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Partnership Showcase


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


9:00 a.m.
Registration Opens


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


10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Educational Seminars – Round 1

1. It Takes a Village to Protect a Watershed
Panelists:
Mike Ehlers (Buena Vista County, North Raccoon)
John Schulte (Iowa County, Price Creek)
Jeff Pape (Dubuque County, Hewitt Creek)                                                                                                                                                                    


2. Connecting with Consumers Online and ‘In Real Life’
Panelists: Val Plagge ( Franklin County) , Larry Sailer ( Franklin County), and Jason Russell ( Linn County)                                                                                                                                                                          
3. Iowa’s Rural Challenge: Creating Opportunities
Colin Hurd – Smart Ag
Matt Rooda – SwineTech, Inc.
Lilia Roepke – SaleRing


10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
AFBF Voting Delegate Interviews


12:00 p.m.
Celebrate County Farm Bureau Successes Luncheon

Grand Ballroom - Featuring:

· National Anthem - Quanda Brown, Des Moines
· Membership Toppers 2017
· Outstanding County Farm Bureau Awards 2017
· 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

1. It Takes a Village to Protect a Watershed
Panelists: Mike Ehlers ( Buena Vista County, North Raccoon)
John Schulte ( Iowa County, Price Creek)
Jeff Pape (Dubuque County, Hewitt Creek)                                                                                                                                                             

2. Connecting with Consumers Online and ‘In Real Life’
Panelists: Val Plagge ( Franklin County),  Jacob Handsaker ( Hardin County), and Greg Rinehart (Boone County)                                                                                                                                                     
3. Iowa’s Rural Challenge: Creating Opportunities
Colin Hurd – Smart Ag
Matt Rooda – SwineTech, Inc.
Lilia Roepke – SaleRing


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.
Evening Dinner & Gala Featuring Young Farmer Awards

Grand Ballroom -  Featuring:

· Young Farmer Advisory Committee Introductions
· Young Farmer Chair Address
· Discussion Meet - Final Four
· Achievement Award - Top Three
· Young Farmer Leadership Award Recipient Recognition

Evening Entertainment - SIX 
A musical extravaganza that will have you on the edge of your seat.

8:30 p.m.  
Ice Cream Social for All Members
- CCCUCC - 3rd Floor                

District Director Candidates & President Receptions - CCCUCC – 3 rd Floor

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Caucuses – District Candidates 2, 7, 9

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

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

· Agencies of the Year Awards
· Farm Bureau Community Partnership Awards
· Distinguished Service Awards
· President Craig Hill’s Address
· Keynote - Navy SEAL Commander Rorke Denver “Leadership: Lessons from a Navy SEAL Commander”

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Partnership Showcase


10:15 a.m.. - 11:00 a.m.
2018 Presidents Incentive Trip
- Danube Tour Briefing


10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Educational Seminars
– Round 3
1. Farm Bill/National Issues
Mary Kay Thatcher, Senior Director, AFBF Congressional Relations

2. Healthcare
Steve Kammeyer, Vice President, FBL Health Insurance Services
Panelists - Scott Sundstrom, Wellmark Government Relations Vice President
& Doug Ommen - Iowa Commissioner of Insurance


3. Managing for Success in 2017-18 and Beyond
Chris Barron, Ag View Solutions

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Educational Seminars – Round 4

1. Farm Bill/National Issues
Mary Kay Thatcher, Senior Director, AFBF Congressional Relations

2. Healthcare
Steve Kammeyer, Vice President, FBL Health Insurance Services

3. Managing for Success in 2017-18 and Beyond
Chris Barron, Ag View Solutions

12:30 p.m.
IFBF Centennial Kick-Off Luncheon - CCCUCC - Grand Ballroom


1:30 p.m.
Voting Delegate Session



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