Local residents attend Indiana Farm Bureau Convention

FRENCH LICK – A 16-member Lawrence County Farm Bureau delegation attended the Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention held in French Lick, Indiana on December 9-10. 

The group attended a number of breakout sessions on subjects such as commodity markets, black vultures, INFB health plans, and farm labor updates.  There were also a number of award presentations, a silent auction to benefit AgELECT, and a concert presented by Indiana native Steve Wariner.

Left to right – Patrick Redman, Lawrence County Farm Bureau Vice President, Kendell Culp, Indiana Farm Bureau Vice President, Randy Kron, Indiana Farm Bureau President, Dean Stewart, Lawrence County Farm Bureau President. Photo by Paula Stewart

Each day included its own keynote speaker; Steve Haffner: Confront the Lizard; Build Trust & Loyalty and Polly Dobbs of Dobbs Legal Group in Peru, Indiana regarding the ever-changing landscape of farm family planning.

Five Lawrence County delegates attended the business session where they re-elected President Randy Kron and conducted various other business.

Three generations of Lawrence County Farm Bureau in attendance – Paula Cessna Trevithick (daughter of Priscilla) Priscilla Cessna
Amy Cessna Redman (granddaughter of Priscilla). Photo provided by Paula Stewart

One very important topic discussed at the convention was the Indiana Speed Test, an initiative supported by Indiana Farm Bureau to gather valuable internet data in all parts of Indiana.  This information will be used to identify and plan broadband initiatives for Indiana residents, particularly underserved or unserved areas of the state.

To do your part in helping gather data information, please complete the Indiana Speed Test at www.infb.org/speedtest.  This test can be performed a number of times by each individual and SHOULD be conducted at various times throughout the day by underserved and unserved individuals.