Policy for IFB and AFBF
The Illinois Farm Bureau grassroots policy development process provides every voting member the opportunity to make known their concerns about issues important to them. When properly supported through the grassroots policy development process, these concerns are considered and may be adopted by the voting delegates at the organization's annual meeting each December. (Download the entire 2017 Illinois Farm Bureau policy document here).
That delegate action dictates the direction the organization follows in carrying out its programs each year. It is from this grassroots input and direction that Farm Bureau realizes its strength as an organization serving the needs of our members. These policies become the position for the organization for the upcoming year.
National recommendations are forwarded on to the American Farm Bureau Federation for consideration by the AFBF Resolutions Committee. Policies adopted at the American Farm Bureau Annual meeting by voting delegates from each of the 50 states become Illinois and AFBF's position on national and international issues. To discuss the AFBF Policy Process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (Download the entire 2017 AFBF policy document here).
Your 2017 Policies