Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is calling all farmers and ranchers across Mississippi interested in policy and advocacy to attend the Summer Policy & Advocacy Conference June 19-20.
The conference will be held at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville and will feature an array of engaging speakers and tours. Members must register by June 6.
“We are extremely excited to host the Summer Policy & Advocacy Conference for our members across the state,” MFBF President Mike McCormick said. “We have an outstanding line up of speakers planned to share helpful advice.”
All conference attendees will hear from Dr. Jason Lusk, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University, and Erin Fitzgerald, CEO of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.
Attendees will then have the opportunity to attend break out sessions pertaining to their interests. Break out session speakers will include Scott Bennett, Director of Congressional Relations at American Farm Bureau Federation; Dr. Don Parker, IPM Manager of the National Cotton Council of America; Sumner Davis, Department Head and Training Specialist for MSU Center for Government and Community Development; Camille Young, Principal & Director of Cornerstone Governmental Affairs; Chris Champion, Vice President Cornerstone Governmental Affairs; Amanda Radke, Ag Speaker & Author/Beef Blogger; Tom Keene, Agronomy Specialist at the University of Kentucky; Todd Janzen of Janzen Agricultural Law, LLC; Dr. Josh Maples, Assistant Professor at MSU Department of Agricultural Economics; and Bryce Knorr, Senior Grain Market Analyst for Farm Futures.
The conference will also host major agricultural vendor booths for attendees to visit during the meeting. At the conclusion of the last breakout session, a brief open policy session will be held for attendees to flag policy development issues of concern for staff. Dress code for Wednesday is casual and Thursday is business casual.
For additional information, please call your regional manager.