Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) President Craig Lang has appointed 12 farmers to the Iowa Farm Bureau's 2007 state resolutions committee. The farm leaders will work with county Farm Bureau policy development committees as they guide Farm Bureau's policy development process from the grassroots.
The committee will present tentative resolutions for consideration to county voting delegates at a Summer Policy Conference next Aug. 29-30.
Craig Hill of Milo, a grain and livestock farmer from Warren County and vice president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, will serve as chairman of the committee.
Also serving, and the districts in Iowa they represent, are:
District 1—Steve Langland, Spring Grove, Minn., Winneshiek County; District 2—Rick Pederson, Humboldt, Humboldt County; District 3—Jay Gunderson, Ringsted, Emmet County; District 4—Lisa Danzer, Carroll, Carroll County; District 5—Herb Scott, Kellogg, Jasper County; District 6—Garry Zumbach, Monticello, Jones County; District 7—Adam Gauger, West Liberty, Muscatine County; District 8—Don Niebuhr, Albia, Monroe County; and District 9—Randy Wuebker of Lorimor, Union County.
Also serving on the committee are Chris Cornell, Ackworth, representing young farmers, and Sue Brozik, Garner, representing county Farm Bureau women. The committee held it organizational meeting Dec. 8 during the 2006 IFBF annual meeting in Des Moines.
Farm Bureau's grassroots policy development process culminates with adoption of policy on local issues at county Farm Bureau annual meetings. Issues of statewide and national importance are then discussed by 100 county voting delegates at the IFBF annual meeting. Recommendations on national issues are adopted and forwarded to the American Farm Bureau Federation for consideration.