I was recently elected to a director position with the Niagara County Farm Bureau. Having attended only one board meeting to get familiar with the work of the group, I attended a regional meeting attended by about 50 other Farm Bureau members who reviewed a sixty page document of Farm Bureau resolutions or positions on agricultural policy.
My head was spinning with the scope of the work of the group state wide and nationally. As a lobbying group, Farm Bureau makes its voice heard statewide and nationally. If you have the opportunity to serve on a committee for Farm Bureau, Horse Council or a similar group, DO IT. The industry needs your help.
In my newsletter today, I wrote about using three ring binders as a simple but effective tool for keeping important information. When I attended my first board meeting, I was presented with a three ring binder filled with important information. It was complete with tabbed dividers already labeled for me. I was impressed. If you read my newsletter, you’ll know why. If you aren’t subscribed to my free weekly electronic newsletter about the horse business click here and scroll down to the sign up box.