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
- County Resolution Process Booklet
- MFBF - State Issues Resolution Form
- MFBF - Inter Organizational Resolution Form
- MFBF Bylaws Change Form
- AFBF Resolution Form
- Click here for the 2016 MFBF Policy Book
- 2017 Proposed Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws Changes
- 2017 Policy Book Resolution Packet
Other Forms Needed For Convention
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.
- Discussion Topics for County Farm Bureau Policy Discussion
- Policy Development Committee Minutes
- Animal Health & Livestock Committee Minutes
- Taxation Committee Minutes
- Water Committee Minutes