The Mason County Farm Bureau’s annual convention is set for 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Mason ISD School Cafeteria, located at 911 West College Street.
“Even with the recent rains, continuing drought across the state has made it a challenging year for farmers and ranchers in Texas,” said Timothy Ray Dockal, Mason County Farm Bureau president. “This annual meeting is a chance to regroup and set our sights on next year.”
Mason County Judge Jerry Beardon will be guest speaker, and will address the recent increase in rural thefts and drug-related issues in Mason County. He will also offer prevention tips. Mason County Sheriff Buster Nixon will be on hand to answer questions.
Texas Farm Bureau State Director District 7 State Director Dave Edmiston will discuss two programs offered by the state’s largest farm organization that allows members to receive alerts about priority issues that affect agriculture and helps them to effectively communicate with elected officials.
Cap-Wiz is a simple on-line tool to help TFB members communicate with elected officials.
“With the continued shift in the population and representation from rural Texas, it’s critical we amplify our voices in Washington, Austin and other areas,” Edmiston said. “Using Cap-Wiz ensures that representatives know your opinion concerning legislation and your concerns on state, national and local issues.”
Leader-Link is another tool that keeps Texas Farm Bureau members current with the issues.
“With unprecedented challenges facing agriculture today, LeaderLink is a computer network that makes it easy for farmers and ranchers to be the eyes, ears and voice of the state’s largest farm organization,” Edmiston said.
A free barbeque meal will be available for Mason County Farm Bureau members and door prizes will be offered as well.
RSVP for the meeting by Oct. 25 to (325) 347-6458.