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Policy Development Resources

Policy Development Resources The members of the Montana Farm Bureau adopt state policies each year at the organization’s annual meeting held in November. Policy making is a grassroots process that begins at the county Farm Bureau level, where resolutions are passed by farmer and rancher members and are brought to the state level for consideration.

Policy Development Resources for County Farm Bureaus

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The members of the Montana Farm Bureau adopt state policies each year at the organization’s annual meeting held in November. Policy making is a grassroots process that begins at the county Farm Bureau level, where resolutions are passed by farmer and rancher members and are brought to the state level for consideration.  The following resources will help in the policy development process.

Tips on writing a resolution and necessary forms

Other Forms Needed For Convention

Additional Resources

The following links are designed to provide insight and discussion topics for County Farm Bureau policy discussion. These are not requirements of every county, but simply areas where we need more policy development and policy review if your County Farm Bureau decides to take it on.

The first link, "Discussion Topics for County Farm Bureau Policy Discussion", contains information broken up into separate categories and ask you to consider reviewing specific sections of the policy book and discuss topics MFBF currently has no policy on. 

During the 2017 Summer Conference, the Policy Development, Animal Health and Livestock, Taxation and Water Committees all identified many current policies that should be re-evaluated.  Links to minutes from those committees are below.

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