IFB Governmental Affairs Conference to focus on change

One-day conference to include updates on national, state legislative priorities, as well as workshops and legislator reception.

The 2019 Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference is set to take place Feb. 19 in Springfield's President Abraham Lincoln Hotel. The event draws a variety of policy-focused speakers, legislators and Farm Bureau leaders, including AFBF President Zippy Duvall, seen here in 2016. (Illinois Farm Bureau file photo)

By Kay Shipman

The Illinois Farm Bureau Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference will focus on taking charge of change Feb. 19 in Springfield’s President Abraham Lincoln Hotel.          

The one-day conference will offer an update on IFB national and state legislative priorities as well as several workshop sessions. The evening will include a state legislator reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the hotel. County Farm Bureaus are encouraged to invite their elected officials to attend. 

Conference registration will be handled through county Farm Bureaus. The registration fee is $75 per person and $50 for collegiate Farm Bureau members.

Hotel reservations must be made online. A block of rooms have been reserved for Feb. 18-20 with a special room rate available until Jan. 28 or the block of rooms is reserved, whichever comes first.

For information, visit ilfb.org/get-involved/events/galc-2019.