MANHATTAN — Kansas Farm Bureau will celebrate its 105th annual meeting Dec. 2-4 in Manhattan.
“I’m excited we will be gathering again to conduct the work of the state’s largest general farm organization,” says Joe Newland, president of Kansas Farm Bureau. “I’m so glad I’ll get to celebrate with our members, county Farm Bureaus and friends from across the state for the first time as president.”
The organization’s annual meeting will begin Saturday evening with KFB’s Foundations’ Fundraiser, Cousin Eddie’s Christmas Party, which benefits the End Hunger Campaign. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, with the event starting promptly at 6 p.m.
On Sunday, informational workshops, tradeshow vendors and a silent auction will be open to attendees. Workshop topics include water, disaster program update, membership, mental health and rapid-fire updates on various topics. A full list is available at www.kfb.org/annualmeeting.
During the general session, awards for Friends of Agriculture, Natural Resources, county Farm Bureaus, and media will be presented.
Emmy Award-winning storyteller Larry Hatteberg will deliver the keynote address based on his constant search for ordinary people, whose stories illuminate larger issues.
Farm Families of the Year, Leadership KFB and Casten Fellows will be recognized during the banquet Sunday evening, in addition to recognizing the Distinguished Service honoree.
On Monday, voting delegates will debate and adopt policy statements for 2024, in addition to electing a vice president, Women’s Leadership Committee chair, and board members from odd-numbered Farm Bureau districts.