This year for the first time Kris was part of the Michigan Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee. (His interview starts at 35 seconds in the above video.)
For three days, they take the 800+ proposed resolutions from the county Farm Bureaus and draft them into resolutions members will vote on at the annual meeting in December.
The resolutions are about absolutely everything affecting agriculture (800 seems to cover a lot, right?) from energy policy to taxes to animal care.
So for these days, Kris depended on our great employees to take care of everything on the farm. We feel very fortunate to have a team that can take care of the work here.
There are so many aspects that go into farming ... cattle health, nutrition, cropping, machines ... and governmental policy! Farm Bureau is so well-organized and established (this is the 96th annual meeting) and it's great to be a part of this aspect of it as well.
Kris said they got a lot of work done, he ate more food than he had in months, and he can't remember the last time he sat down for this long since EVER.
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