We asked a farmer:
Why is it important for members to attend Farm Bureau sponsors events, like the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention?
Answer: I have been a Lincoln County Farm Bureau board member and women’s chair for about 14 years. In that time, I’ve really learned a lot about what Farm Bureau does for the agriculture and farming community and how important they are as a partner to Mississippi State University. During my tenure on the board, I have been to quite a few American Farm Bureau Federation conferences. Every time I go, I always learn so much. It’s a great way to meet up with people I’ve gotten to know of the years through Farm Bureau, especially those who have things in common for me, like a love for agriculture and their communities. It’s very important to get involved in Farm Bureau events so you can build your network.
About the farmer: Rebecca Bates is a Mississippi State University Extension Agent in Lincoln Count