The 2020 WFBF Annual Meeting will be held for members to attend in person or via virtual live stream on December 5 and 6. The meeting agenda has been shortened to a two-day format during which only essential business will be conducted.
“Due to anticipated restrictions and guidance from event stakeholders, we have decided to plan only the essential functions of our Annual Meeting and make those sessions accessible to those who do not want to attend in person,” said WFBF President Joe Bragger. “This was not an easy choice, but we realize it is what is best for our members and staff as we don’t know what the future will hold. This approach allows us to make adjustments as needed during the planning process.”
The Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference, which is normally held in conjunction with the WFBF Annual Meeting, will be held virtually. The YFA Committee is working on conference details and will share updates as they become available.
“Our committee was faced with making a very tough choice, but we are optimistic that using video conferencing technology will still allow us to learn and network,” said WFBF YFA Committee Chair Kelly Oudenhoven.
The YFA Discussion Meet, which is normally held duringh the YFA Conference, will also be conducted virtually this year. The contest is open to any Wisconsin Farm Bureau member between the ages of 18 and 35. The deadline to register is October 23.
More details about the YFA Conference and Discussion Meet will be shared at wfbf.com and on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Agriculturist Program Facebook page.