Buckingham Farm Bureau Attends Annual Convention
Published 4:58 pm Thursday, January 24, 2013
Henry Wood Jr. and Dixie Wood, of Buckingham County were among 103 Farm Bureau members from Virginia who attended the 94th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention Jan. 13-16 in Nashville, TN.
The convention theme was “Many Voices, One Vision,” and the event included presentations on the 2013 outlook for livestock and crop production, energy development on farms, and transportation issues, among other topics. The keynote speaker was retired astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's.
The convention concluded with a meeting of voting delegates, who worked to shape AFBF policies regarding topics such as agricultural labor, water quality and estate and capitol gains taxes-and the 2012 Farm Bill.
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Buckingham County Farm Bureau is one of 88 county Farm Bureaus in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. With nearly 150,000 members, VFBF is Virginia's largest farmers' advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, voluntary organization committed to protecting Virginia's farms and ensuring a safe, fresh and locally grown food supply.