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RSVP to John Stuhlmiller by Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016.

Washington Farm Bureau’s DC Days will once again partner with AFBF’s 2017 Advocacy Conference

This year’s event will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, is moving forward with new features. With a new president and new administration, as well as a new Congress, this is our time to showcase Farm Bureau’s advocacy strength.

We are excited to share some of the items that are making this an unforgettable experience and a must-attend event for Farm Bureau leaders and advocates.  This conference will cover updates on the most current political environment from national political speakers, advocacy trainings, Farm Bureau issue briefings, congressional office visits and many networking opportunities.

Here are a few highlights of the 2017 Advocacy Conference:

  • Expanded time for issue briefings and discussions with AFBF Public Policy staff.
  • New Member of Congress and New Administration Reception on Wednesday evening.
  • Advocacy Preparation and Training Sessions on Tuesday morning. A soon-to-be released Congressional Management Foundation report shows the importance of preparing advocates for Hill visits.  Prepared advocates are found to be 57 percent more effective and have the potential to change a member’s position. Congressional offices indicated that less than 10 percent of groups were “prepared.”
  • We have set a goal of having 800 Farm Bureau members covering Capitol Hill and we need state Farm Bureaus to help us achieve this goal.

The Advocacy Conference is open to all Farm Bureau members and staff who have an interest in advocacy or policy.

See the agenda for this year’s event here