By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm
Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers (left), House Speaker Andy Tobin (R-Dist 1) and First Vice President Stefanie Smallhouse during our Arizona Farm Bureau Board of Directors meeting prior to Ag Fest. Tobin spoke to the Farm Bureau board for a few minutes about the issues before the 2014 Arizona Legislature. Note the
It happens to be one of my favorite events Arizona Farm Bureau hosts, despite the long day and tired feet. I have several reasons for this. They follow.
1. It's one big Arizona agriculture party with the 13 active Farm Bureau counties featuring creative booths about their county's agriculture and food to boot!
2. County Farm Bureau leaders meet up with their state representatives and senators and take them around to the various booths talking about Arizona agriculture and the issues.
3. Spending the day with Arizona's Farmers and Ranchers is a highlight of the event. They're like family so it's like catching up on what's going on in everyone's life.
4. Every time I'm at this event I learn another little tidbit about Arizona agriculture and go away with a myriad of story ideas.
5. It's actually an event that allows us to visit a bit. Sometimes at our various Farm Bureau
6. It's fun to see our Farm Bureau leaders in action with their legislators talking about one of Arizona's most important industries!
Thanks to our Farm Bureau leaders we're staying engaged with key influencers. Every effort counts. Our businesses and the success of Arizona agriculture depends on it.