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Vernon, Juneau County Farm Bureaus host annual meetings
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Members of the Vernon County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Rockton Tavern in La Farge.

In addition, members of the Juneau County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Elroy.

All Juneau and Vernon County Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend these important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the county’s voting delegates for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation (WFBF) Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells, Dec. 5-7.

As a grassroots organization, it is Farm Bureau’s members on the county level who set the policy goals of the state’s leading farm organization. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau is often asked to get involved in issues affecting production agriculture and rural Wisconsin both in Madison and Washington, D.C.

This fall, Farm Bureau members across the state will be crafting, discussing and forwarding policy recommendations on emerging ag issues including transportation funding, third party audits of farming practices, farmer-led water quality efforts and point source-nonpoint source pollution abatement collaboration.

Made up of 61 county Farm Bureaus, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization representing farms of every size, commodity and management style.

For more information on the Vernon County meeting, call Vernon County Farm Bureau president Steve Wagemester at 608-638-3187.

Juneau County Farm Bureau members should RSVP by Sept. 17 to Richard Sheahan at 608-985-7161.