Policy Development

NDFB's policy development process provides our members with a mechanism to voice issues and concerns. The future of North Dakota agriculture depends on the integrity of our policy development methods and the success of our implementation process.

Watch this video to learn how individual concerns can become NDFB policy, and ultimately state law through NDFB's grassroots policy development process.

If  YOU believe NDFB needs to take a proactive stand on an issue, please engage yourself in our policy development process. Here are a few tips and examples to help you through the process.

The NDFB Policy Process

Resolutions checklist

Sample resolution

Fillable agenda for a county resolutions meeting

Resolution form fillable

Resolution form printable

2024 policy development timeline

Winter-Spring, 2024
County Resolution Meeting

Spring-Summer, 2024
County Annual Meeting

Early October, 2024
Deadline for county Farm Bureaus to submit resolutions to NDFB Bismarck office prior to district resolutions meetings

Early October, 2024
District Resolutions Meetings

November 22-23, 2024
NDFB Annual Meeting, Bismarck

Open Resolutions Committee and NDFB House of Delegates followed by Focus Meeting of NDFB Policy Committees

January 24-27, 2025
American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX

January-June 2025
Discover new resolutions to implement into policy