NC Farm Bureau

It’s the time of year where state Farm Bureaus have their state-wide meetings leading up to the national meeting in January. Curtis Hayes, Public Relations Director of North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation:

“North Carolina Farm Bureau 78th annual meeting is scheduled for December 8-10 in Greensboro.”

Hayes explains this is the venue where farmers have a voice:

“The main purpose of our convention is business related. Every year we have elections for officer, board of directors and voting delegates who set policy for the coming year. The policies give Farm Bureau staff direction in our daily activity.”

There will be an extensive speaker line-up this year says Hayes:

“We will also hear from Council State Members, body Congressional Speakers, legislative leaders and this year we have Julianna Potts, who is American Farm Bureau’s Executive VP and Treasurer.”

The speakers and activities go right through lunch on Tuesday says Hayes:

“Monday December 9th, we have President Wooten give his annual address. We will also hear from some of the invited speakers. We also have some district carcasses where our county folks discuss business within their county. On Tuesday the 10th, we get into the meat and bones of policy and our county folks vote on the policy for 2014. We will also have other speakers and awards presented.”

And it’s not too late to get involved says Hayes:

“Anyone who is interested in attending the session can visit  and look for information there. They can also check with their county offices.”

This is a widely attended meeting says Hayes:

“We have been blessed with good attendance every year. This is the 78th annual meeting and we are looking for about 1000 people to come.”

Director of communications for North Carolina Farm Bureau Curtis Hayes. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.