MORRISTOWN, Ind. — Plans are currently underway for the annual Indiana Farmers Union (INFU) meeting, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indiana FFA Center in Trafalgar, Ind. The free event, which is open to the public, will include refreshments throughout the day, a buffet lunch, as well as several discussion-led sessions, policy development and an INFU board meeting.
This year’s gathering will include an exploration of the current state of agriculture in America, led by Patty Edelburg, vice president of National Farmers Union. Carrie Balkcom, executive director of American Grassfed Association, will deliver the keynote address. Marty Mahan will lead a discussion on hemp, as well the latest efforts by the Indiana Farmers Union’s hemp chapter. Lastly, farmers and agriculture and environmental advocates from across the state will gather to discuss steps to promote soil health legislation in the 2020 legislative session.
About the Keynote:
Carrie Balkcom is the executive director of American Grassfed Association. Established in 2003, American Grassfed Association (AGA) is a national organization that provides certification, market support, education, research, and advocacy on behalf of grassfed producers and supporters. AGA offers farms and ranches the first and only national grassfed certification program developed by grassfed ranchers, scientists, veterinarians, and other industry experts.
As the lead certifier, educator, and marketer for real grassfed meat and dairy, AGA advocates on behalf of grassfed producers with USDA and on Capitol Hill. Raised on a Florida cattle ranch, Balkcom has spoken at, presented and coordinated numerous regional and national conferences and is well known in agricultural, culinary and sustainable agricultural circles.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 7
Where: Indiana FFA Center, 6595 S. 125W, Trafalgar, IN 46181
For more info: (317) 371-2970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About INFU and NFU
National Farmers Union and Indiana Farmers Union work to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.
— Indiana Farmers Union
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