Farm Bureau and farmers
Yesterday we asked Farm Bureau leaders what they liked about attending FB meetings. Today we talk with Linda Rider from East of Coeur d’Alene.
“My name is Linda Rider, I’m on the Idaho Farm Bureau P&E Committee, District 5. ‘Tell us what you like about Farm Bureau and these meetings?’ Gathering for these meetings with people from all over the State. You get the opportunity to do really positive things everything from policy to education, things that are very practical for our Ag industry here in Idaho. It's fun to see everyone and compare notes. I've already chatted with people today about how the hay crop is doing, what’s your water levels and things like that. It might not make us operate any better at home but it sometimes makes you feel better to know that everybody’s in the same boat,” said Rider.
Joe Dobson also makes the long drive to the meeting from Kootenai County. He gladly made the drive for the chance to visit with fellow farmers.
“Things I like about Farm Bureau is the opportunity to meet people throughout the state. I think Farm Bureau is a very strong Arm in the State Legislature reviewing the issues and policies that we have in Farm Bureau and implementing some of those policies into the Legislature. We are down in Island Park right now. I've never had a chance to be here before but I enjoy the activities and meet other people in the state,” said Dobson.
Dobson says the meetings have a reunion feel to them.
“It’s a reunion of sorts like the annual Presidents Meeting and get together and talk about this year, the drought and wildfires. But anyway just to get together and meet with others from around the state,” added Dobson.