Workshops and Descriptions:
Unlocking the Mystery of the General Assembly
The General Assembly session is expedited this year because the upcoming elections have all legislators running in new districts and the voting constituencies, they will face are untested. In this session we will look at what is expected for key issues the General Assembly must face before its April 8th scheduled adjournment. We will also attempt to unlock the new legislative maps to see how they will shape the future of our states policy.
Livestock in Illinois
Opportunities for Illinois’ livestock industry rely on balance and support. Join this session for a conversation on how Illinois Farm Bureau is working to maintain the livestock sector for Illinois farmers.
Programs and Services Aiding the Illinois Livestock Industry
Illinois Farm Bureau has worked to develop programs and services aiding the Illinois livestock industry. During this session learn what has been implemented to assist livestock farmers including the new Black Vulture Depredation Permit Program, HACCP Training and Certification, animal health, and more.
Rules for the Road
This seminar provides farmers a great opportunity to ask their transportation questions firsthand for discussion, introduce farmers to new rules, remind them of the current ones that still apply, and help them figure out whether exemptions are available.
Conservation, Climate Change and Carbon Markets: The Latest Developments
Climate change is the new buzzword. Come learn about the latest developments in Washington as it relates to USDA Conservation Programs, climate change mitigation efforts of the federal government, and carbon markets. More importantly, find out Illinois Farm Bureau's role in it all.
This session will provide a mix of take-home tips and scenario role playing to help you as a CFB leader learn valuable skills to help advocate for issues in your county and local communities. This session will share real life situations involving social media engagements, media interviews and simple conversations. When it comes to issue management – the methods are endless.
Attendees will learn the ins-and-outs of what ACTIVATOR is and why it works.
Water Policy Developments
Join this session to hear the latest developments in water policy including USEPA's efforts to rewrite the definition of "Waters of the United States" and nationwide efforts regarding nutrients and water quality, and how you can get involved.
To register contact Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org