Created: 11/08/12 (Thu) | Topic: Events
NDFB annual meeting next week
North Dakota Farm Bureau will be celebrating its 70th anniversary during the organization's annual meeting, November 16-17, at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. The theme for this year is, “Celebrating 70-Generations of Progress.”
“It is because of our members’ solid efforts over the last 70 years that has made us the most effective general farm and ranch organization in the state of North Dakota,” said NDFB Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling. “Some of the most important work happens this weekend, when our members develop our policies. Policies generate from the county level and eventually get voted on at the state level.”
Williston Mayor, Ward Koeser will be speaking to the attendees Saturday night, November 17.
Williston is the fastest growing city of its size in the nation, and 90 percent of the drilling activity in North Dakota is within a 70-mile radius of Williston. The city’s population has doubled in the past decade to more than 25,000 people and the unemployment rate is less than one percent.
“Energy and agriculture are our two biggest industries in North Dakota and having Mayor Koeser speak will allow us to get his perspective on what is happening in that part of the state,” commented Missling.
The annual meeting opens with an awards luncheon on Friday and will be followed by NDFB President Doyle Johannes’ annual address. The delegate session starts Friday afternoon and continues through Saturday. Friday night ends with a live auction that benefits the NDFB Foundation.
Saturday will include elections for three directors who serve on the NDFB Board. In addition, elections for NDFB PAC directors, the Promotion and Education Committee members, and the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee members will be held. Saturday afternoon includes the discussion meet finals, where the winner will have a chance to compete in Nashville, Tenn. at the American Farm Bureau Convention in January.
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