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The Anderson County Farm Bureau Federation on May 3 hosted its inaugural legislative appreciation dinner at the Anderson County Extension Office meeting room.
Several elected officials and their representatives from local, state and the federal government met with members of the Federation’s Board of Directors to introduce themselves and give their comments on topics of interest and concern to Farm Bureau members and families, according to a news release.
Randy Chrisman, president of Anderson County Farm Bureau and a member of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors, hosted the meeting and presented Farm Bureau’s position on a variety of state and national topics. He also presented each official a copy of the Kentucky Farm Bureau policy book.
One of the highlights of the year for Farm Bureau’s legislative agenda was the report by Chrisman that none of the bills opposed by Farm Bureau passed this years legislative session in Frankfort. David Bird, chairman of the Anderson County Policy Development Committee and a member of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee, commented on the success of SB 79 regarding farm truck weights that passed this years session.
Steve Sea, vice president of Anderson County Farm Bureau, gave comments on some of the local policy successes and work with local government on polling places.
In attendance were Dan Bayens of Sen. Rand Paul’s office, Shannon Morgan from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office, state Rep. Kim King, county Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, Mayor Edwina Baker, Magistrates Forrest Stevens, Buddy Sims, Jueretta Wells, and David Montgomery, and City Council members Robert Sandy Goodlett, Bobby Durr and Paul Thomas Vaughn.
Anderson County Farm Bureau Federation is a voluntary organization of farm families and their supporters representing over 4,200 Anderson County member families and is a part of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, a voluntary organization of farm families and their allies dedicated to serving as the voice of agriculture by identifying problems, developing solutions and taking actions which will improve net farm income, achieve better economic opportunities and enhance the quality of life for all.