Annual Farm Bureau Meeting an Encouragement to First Time Attendees

This week I’m at the annual National Farm Bureau Federation meeting in Nashville. The following is a short post I shared on the meeting blog. I encourage you to read it and many other posts from attendees on the official AFBF meeting blog.

This year is my first trip to the Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and I am thrilled to have it here in my current state of Tennessee. Nashville is a great city with so many sights to take in, not to mention the sounds of country music.

As a youth in an agriculture community, meetings like this are always an inspiration as I pursue my own path in the industry. It is a great encouragement to see folks representing so many diverse groups across the country, many different crops and livestock, as well as young and old coming together in one place. Be sure to take advantage of this and learn more about the diversity of agriculture from across the nation.

As was mentioned several times in our opening session today, the future of agriculture is a bright one and we will continue to change just as our customers and their desire for more knowledge about their food sources change. This shift is facilitated not only through our influence on policy, but also as Farm Bureau members reach out and become advocates for agriculture in their own communities, helping other families learn more about where our food comes from.

I hope you take time to enjoy the trade show, meetings and speakers this afternoon. Enjoy the sights at the Gaylord Opryland that represent Tennessee so well. Also, be sure to stop by the Social Media Panel at 3 p.m. in Governor’s Ballroom C and D to learn more about social media’s role in the industry and how you can be an online advocate for our agriculture community.

About Ryan Goodman (1037 Articles)
Ryan Goodman lives in Helena, Montana, but grew up on a family cattle ranch in Arkansas. He has spent the last several years learning about farming systems across the country, living in Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Tennessee. He is a proud Animal Science graduate of Oklahoma State University and has completed graduate level research at the University of Tennessee, focusing on beef cattle reproduction and nutrition. Ryan works with the Montana Stockgrowers Association and does speaking events across the country centered on agriculture advocacy for farmers and ranchers. Outside of advocacy, Ryan is a novice runner, with goals of accomplishing his first Half Marathon in 2015, and enjoys refueling with a good steak. #TeamBeef!

1 Comment on Annual Farm Bureau Meeting an Encouragement to First Time Attendees

  1. It was great to be at the panel session you were on Ryan! And also enjoyed the visit Daniel and I had with you. Hope you make AFBF an annual event!


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