The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation plans its 79th annual meeting Dec. 4-6 at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise.

The Dec. 4 schedule, following registration that starts at 9 a.m., includes a general session luncheon featuring President Bryan Searle and CEO-Executive Vice President Rick Keller, and workshops and the IFBF Leadership Conference starting at 1 p.m. Topics include IFBF legislative policy, seed crop technology, farm succession planning, the new Farm Bureau marketing partnership with J.C. Management and accessing satellite images of field analytics.

Panelists will discuss transportation issues and the Young Farmers and Ranchers Awards Banquet is scheduled at 7 p.m.

Dec. 5 workshop topics and events, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., include an update on crop insurance; understanding exports, trade and tariffs; an House of Delegates session; District Women’s Caucuses; a Women’s Committee business meeting; an awards luncheon including the county showcase, Women’s Awards and the Farm Safety Minute; a workshop by Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and the 7 p.m. Farm Bureau Annual Banquet featuring the President’s Cup Award.

The IFBF annual meeting concludes Dec. 6 with the County Presidents Breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by director elections, a House of Delegates session, state board of directors’ and spouses’ luncheons, and a state board meeting.

Full registration costs $186 per person before Nov. 15 and $211 thereafter. Information: Cara Dyer, 208-239-4235 or



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