District Policy MeetingsPosted on Aug 28, 2013
Participants are given a packet of information on the respective issues. This year’s list consists of state tax reform, water resources, farm labor, rural communications, property rights and biotech labeling.
KFB typically receives hundreds of policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and 26 advisory committees that deal with farm commodities and other areas that impact farm families. The organization’s Resolutions Committee reviews those submissions to ensure that they represent a change from existing policy and are feasible. The ideas then move forward for consideration by delegates to the annual meeting in December.
At the District 2 meeting in Madisonville, KFB Executive Vice President David S. Beck articulated the importance of these casual meetings.
“Policy development is what started our organization; it’s what sets us apart from other organizations,” Beck said. “It all starts with this process at the grassroots. Your participation is important. We don’t ever want to take this for granted.”
National Affairs Director L. Joe Cain urged the county leaders to “keep our policy current and relevant . . . to reflect what we want and need in Kentucky.”