Colorado Farm Bureau Board of Directors Creates Two Policy Task Forces

The Colorado Farm Bureau board of directors has spent the last year and a half finalizing a new strategic plan to promote, protect and enhance the future of agriculture and rural communities. Through these discussions, there have been intense examinations of our processes, structure and relevance as well as a professional communications audit, peer review by other state farm bureau organizations and 10 district listening sessions conducted by the president and vice president. As a result of these discussions, the board unanimously agreed to move forward with establishing two Policy Task Forces (PTFs) to examine issues that need to be addressed by Farm Bureau policy. The PTFs can be made up of any producer member from around the state and will be a part of our grassroots policy process. 

The task forces are charged with examining our current policy on the topics below and submitting policy changes by the October 8 submission deadline for review and debate at the State Resolutions Meeting and, if approved, the State Annual Meeting. This is an effort to ensure Farm Bureau policy is comprehensive on issues and nimble enough to address policy gaps, all while continuing to be led by grassroots members. Based upon the interest, knowledge and issue, the policy task forces and their recommendations may vary in size and scope. 

To serve on the task forces, members are expected to attend frequent conference call/zoom meetings as well as limited in-person meetings based upon the needs of the PTF. If you are interested, please fill out the application below. 

Deadlines:

  • Applications Due: August 9
  • Appointments Selected: August 13
  • Initial Meeting: August 27
  • Draft Policy Submission Deadline: October 8

Policy Task Forces:    

  • Agricultural Labor Implementation
  • Social, Inclusivity and Diversity Issues

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.