SDFB Annual Meeting

South Dakota Farm Bureau's 97th Annual Meeting

November 21-22, 2014
Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center, Sioux Falls, SD
FARM BUREAU PROUD... and growing!



EVENT DATES:
November 21-22, 2014

LOCATION:
Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center in Sioux Falls

COST:
$120, which includes all meals Fri-Sat-Sun

HOTEL:
Room reservations are to be made on your own by calling the Ramkota at (605) 336-0650. Ask for the Farm Bureau rate of $95.99+ tax.

AGENDA:
See the tentative agenda pasted below, or click here for printable agenda

HOW TO REGISTER:
Online & pay by credit card or check using the green button above, or on paper by click here for form & sending it in with your check

ONE-DAY PASS:
If you're only able to attend part of the convention, a "Saturday Special" one-day pass is available for $45. Also available for online registration and payment.  Contact Jackie at the SDFB office with any questions.






Tentative Agenda                          

    Thursday, November 20

                                        1:30 pm - SDFB Board Meeting
                                        5:30 pm - Meal with SDFB board, staff, committees, and agents
                                        7:00 pm - Women's Leadership Team Meeting
                                        7:00 pm - YF&R Committee Meeting

    Friday, November 21

                                        7:00 am - Coffee House opens
                                        7:30 am - Registration Opens
                                        9:00 am - Opening Ceremonies
                                        9:45 am - Panel Discussion: Recreational Use of Flooded Private Land
                                        11:00 am - President VanderWal's Address
                                        11:30 am - "Our Farm Bureau" Luncheon
                                        12:30 pm - District Caucuses
                                        1:00 pm - Silent Auction Begins
                                        1:15 pm - 5:30 pm  Delegate Session Begins
                                        1:30 - 3:00 - YF&R Committee takes "Accurate Ag Books" to Sioux Falls schools
                                        1:15 pm - Educational Sessions
                                                1:15 - 2:00 - "First At Scene Training" DVD for rural accident readiness "F@ST"
                                                2:15 - 3:00 - "Farm Bureau 101"
                                        3:00 pm - Break
                                        3:15 pm - Educational Sessions
                                                3:15 - 4:00 Revitalizing Your County Farm Bureau
                                                4:15 - 5:00 ENERGY + AGRICULTURE = SUCCESS
                                        5:30 pm - End Delegate Session
                                        6:00 pm - Social w/cash bar
                                        6:30 pm - YF&R Event "Taste of Nashville"
                                        7:30 pm - Auction / Ice cream Social
                                        Hospitality reception (YF&R)                        

   Saturday, November 22

                                        7:00 am - Coffee House opens
                                        7:30 - 8:00 am - General Breakfast
                                        7:30 am - Presidents' Breakfast (County President & Spouse)
                                                    8:15 am - Discussion Meet Round 1
                                        9:00 am - Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers
                                        10:00 am - Mini Sessions
                            TIME                AMPHITHEATER2                        ROOSEVELT                    AMPHITHEATER 1
                            10:00                RoboFlight Systems                      John Anderson                  SDSU
                                                     Agricultural Drones                            AFBF Economist           Research Project 
                            10:45                Josh Giegle                                   Chuck Frey                        Shawn VanderWal 
                                                     PAL Trip to Brazil                       Dakota Access Pipeline     Decorating for the Seasons

                                        11:30 am - SD Farm Luncheon

                            TIME                AMPHITHEATER 2                        ROOSEVELT                    AMPHITHEATER 1
                            1:00                 Greg Peterson                                 Bill Even                             Insurance Panel
                                                    Peterson Farm Bros.                        Crops                               FB Insurance 101:Q&A

                                        1:50 pm - John Anderson, Deputy Chief Economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation
                                        2:30 pm - Women's Business Session
                                        3:00 pm - Break
                                        3:15 pm - Drones in Modern Agriculture
                                        4:30 pm - Delegate Session Wrap-up
                                        4:30 pm - Dr. Barry Dunn, Dean of College of Agriculture, SDSU
                                        6:00 pm - Social with cash bar
                                        6:30 pm - Farm Family Celebration Banquet with featured speaker Matt Rush
                                        Anne Hunter reception                     

      Sunday, November 23

                                        8:00 am - Breakfast with "Reflections & Remembrance" service
                                        SDFB Board Meeting


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