The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s policy is established by farmers through a structured policy development process. Suggestions and policy ideas come directly from members who propose and vote on them at county Farm Bureau annual meetings. Policy ideas work their way up to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Annual Meeting each December where delegate members vote on the proposals. This process continues at the national level as well.
Click to view the Policy Book adopted by delegates at the 104th Wisconsin Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots organization that works on behalf of farm families and other individuals who support agriculture.
Farm Bureau got its start with local farmers meeting to discuss issues of concern in order to devise ways, or policies, to resolve these issues. Each year since, county Farm Bureau members have met to discuss pertinent issues as part of the policy development process. Local involvement culminates with discussion and votes on proposed policy at county Farm Bureau annual meetings.
2023 Policy Development Issue Backgrounders
The WFBF government relations team assembles issue backgrounders each year to assist county Farm Bureau members in starting conversations at local policy development meetings on the county or district level. County Farm Bureau members are encouraged to review these topics prior to attending their policy development meeting.
- Managed Forest Law Backgrounder
- Property Tax & Use-Value Assessment Backgrounder
- Solar Backgrounder
- Interaction of Solar Development, Property Taxes and Agriculture Backgrounder
Click here to see an archive of previous issue backgrounders.