Partial Report of 2011 Farm Bureau Convention
The following is a partial report on the Farm Bureau convention being held in Pendleton, Oregon. the report is being sent by Glenn Archambault, member of the delegation from Jackson County.
A great speaker at the Oregon Farm Bureau Conference in Pendleton, Oregon. Matt Rush was the speaker at a wonderful dinner provided by the farm bureau, worth the very long trip to Pendleton.
Workshops today: covered the efforts by the Oregon Department of Agriculture to promote Oregon farm products in the Pacific Rim and the complex nature of promoting international trade. Oregon farm products are very popular in many countries.
We also had a good presentation from the Farm Credit Service about markets, crops, and the financial services provided by their organization.
The last panel of the day covered estate planning for farms and ranches. A complex subject that is constantly changing with the state and federal tax code. Most farms and ranches aren’t prepared.
Tomorrow starts the House of Delegates and debate over the coming year’s policies for the Oregon Farm Bureau. Delegates from all Oregon counties will be present on the house floor representing farm bureau members across Oregon.
- JACKSON COUNTY FARM BUREAU – ANNUAL MEETING
- A Farm Bureau chapter bent on preserving the rural lifestyle
- Jackson Farm Bureau report November 15
- Jackson Farm Bureau: No Summer Community Meetings
- Jackson County Farm Bureau Elections