Collegiate Farm Bureau

Who We Are

Chartered in 1999 as the fifth chapter in the state, the Collegiate Farm Bureau adds a new dimension to campus organizations that focus on agriculture.  We provide our members with opportunities to work with local, state and national leaders in government and agriculture policy.  The American Farm Bureau Federation and Missouri Farm Bureau serve as the voice in government for the men and women involved in production agriculture and agri-business.

What We Do

The Collegiate Farm Bureau meets once a month to conduct business.  Every member can sit on one of three committees: Resolutions, Programming or Special Events. The Resolutions Committee formulates and researches a specific issue of interest to the chapter.  They research the facts and varying opinions in order to prepare the final presentation given to the Missouri Farm Bureau state resolutions committee in June of each year. The Programming Committee works to bring speakers and presenters to each chapter meeting. The Special Events Committee organizes all other events including social, professional and service related activities.  The chapter also meets once a month for social activities including hayrides, pizza parties and pumpkin carving.

Activities

Members are able to participate in many activities on the chapter, state and national level.  Some of those events include:

  • Collegiate Farm Bureau Legislative Day in Jefferson City
  • Missouri Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
  • Missouri Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference
  • Washington D.C. Legislative Tour
  • Adair County Farm Bureau Meetings
  • Northeast Missouri Agriculture Show
  • American Royal Hay Hauling Contest
  • National Agriculture Week

How You Benefit

Joining and actively participating in Truman’s chapter of Collegiate Farm Bureau provides the following benefits:

  • Access to leaders in the agriculture industry
  • Experience with agriculture in the government
  • Knowledge of past, current and future agricultural policy
  • Network with other Collegiate Farm Bureau members from around Missouri
  • Meet with senators and representatives on both the state and national level
  • Ability to attend various educational and informative conferences and trips
  • Opportunities offered by no other organization at Truman

Speakers From Past Meetings and Events

Many guest speakers have addressed Truman’s chapter of Collegiate Farm Bureau including:

  • Fred Stemme, Director of Communications, Missouri Corn Growers Association 
  • April Wilson, Marketing Coordinator, Harmony Farms 
  • Steve Beck, Human Resources, Missouri Farm Bureau
  • Julia DeLancey, Washington Internship Coordinator, Truman State University

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