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DISCUSSION MEET QUESTIONS 2012

 

 

Certain sectors of agriculture are labor intensive and rely heavily on immigrant workers. What is a fair and balanced immigration policy?

 

Media Conference Call On The Need For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Hosted By USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Bob Stallman, President, AFBF

May, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/7njqx27

 

IMPACT OF MIGRANT LABOR RESTRICTIONS ON THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

American Farm Bureau Federation – Economic Analysis Team

February 2006 Report

http://tinyurl.com/7syhwrs

 

Testimonies from U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee, held Sept. 6, 2011

http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Carr%2009082011.pdf

 

RURAL LABOR AND EDUCATION: FARM LABOR

USDA, ERS Briefing Room

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/LaborAndEducation/FarmLabor.htm

 

 

 

What can be done to encourage young farmers and ranchers to return home to the farm if it means living in a rural area that does not provide the same amenities as a metropolitan community?

 

RURAL COMMUNITY BUILDING

Resources for Farm Bureaus to help improve the quality of life in rural communities.

AFBF Blog by Sabrina Matteson

http://ruralcommunitybuilding.fb.org/

http://ruralcommunitybuilding.fb.org/category/farm-bureau-activities/

 

Connected Nation

http://connectednation.org

 

Rural Policy Research Institute Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

http://www.rupri.org/entrepreneurship.php

 

Community Development Society

http://www.comm-dev.org

 

National Rural Development Partnership

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/nrdp/about/structure.html

 

State Rural Dev Councils (SRDC)

http://srdc.msstate.edu

 

Partners for Rural America

http://www.partnersforruralamerica.org/news.asp

 

Cooperative Extension

http://www.extension.org/entrepreneurship

 

USDA – RD

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/Home.html

 

National Agricultural Law Center

LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS

 

USDA

KNOW YOUR FARMER KNOW YOUR FOOD

 

National Sustainable Ag Coalition

Views On Local Food Systems And Rural Development

 

NSAC Food System Funding Guide

 

Blake Hurst, MOFB president disputes Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma

OMNIVORE’S DELUSION

 

GROWING OPPORTUNITY: OUTLOOK FOR THE LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS MARKETPLACE 2008

 

CULTIVATING THRIVING COMMUNITIES AND SUSTAINABLE FARMS

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

 

 

 

How do we reach out to associate members to provide value to their membership?

 

The Decision to Join: How Individuals Determine Value and Why They Choose to Belong, by James Dalton and Monica Dignam, Association Management Press, 2007

Executive Summary

 

The End of Membership As We Know It: Building the Fortune-Flipping, Must-Have Association for the Next Century, ASAE, 2011

 

 

 

How should Farm Bureau help prepare its members - both young and old - for transferring operations to the next generation of farmers and ranchers? What is Farm Bureau’s role in encouraging more transfers?

 

LEGACY PROJECT - Farm Journal

http://www.agweb.com/legacyproject/legacy_project_2010_report.aspx

 

WHOLE-FARM DECISIONS - SUCCESSION

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wdbusiness.html

 

Beginning Farmer Center

Iowa State University

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/bfc/

 

FARM / RANCH TRANSITION & ESTATE PLANNING

By Dave Goeller, Univ. of Nebraska

http://www-staging.exnet.iastate.edu/sites/www-staging.exnet.iastate.edu/files/files/Successor.pdf

 

STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING FOR COMMERCIAL PRODUCERS

Module- Succession Planning Purdue University

http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/sbpcp/strat_succession.asp

 

TRANSFERRING YOUR FARM BUSINESS TO THE NEXT GENERATION

Ohio State University

http://ohioline.osu.edu/b862/b862.pdf

 

TRANSFERRING THE FARM

University of Minnesota Extension Service

http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/businessmanagement/M1177.html

 

"TRANSFERRING THE FAMILY FARM”

Chapter 9 from Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation book, “Securing a Solid Future”

http://www.kfb.org/kfblegalfoundation/securefuture/ssfchapter9.pdf

 

 

 

How can Farm Bureau play a role to ensure the viability of quality agricultural education programs within our schools?

 

AMERICA'S FARMERS GROW RURAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

Monsanto

http://www.americasfarmers.com/growruraleducation/

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES IN FOOD, RENEWABLE ENERGY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

http://www.ag.purdue.edu/USDA/employment/Pages/default.aspx

 

NO LIMITS TO THE VALUE OF AN AGRICULTURE DEGREE

http://www.ag.purdue.edu/Connections/NOW/Pages/AgValue.aspx

 

The Foundation Today

http://www.agfoundation.org/index.php?fuseaction=agliteracy.whatsnew