The APR Committee addresses issues of concern related to the Commonwealths Agricultural Preservation restriction Program. The committee meets on a regular basis and discusses the short and long term viability of the program including but not limited to: funding, administrative, regulatory and legislative issues For more information on the APR program please visit the Department of Agriculture's website at: http://www.mass.gov/agr/landuse/APR/index.htm.
Dairy Advisory Committee
The Dairy Advisory Committee is comprised two County Farm Bureau members from each county. The committee involves themselves in policy development, by providing recommendations to solve the issues facing their industry, and to promote their commodity group.
Equine Advisory Committee
The Equine Advisory Committee is comprised of two County Farm Bureau members from each county. The committee involves themselves in policy development, by providing recommendations to solve the issues facing their industry, and to promote their commodity group.
The Legislative Committee is Farm Bureau Members appointed by all the commodity groups in Massachusetts. Staff and Legislative Committee members provide testimony at legislative hearings and coordinate a lobbying strategy involving all commodity organizations.
Livestock Committee has been formed to identify issues and challenges to livestock operations and making recommendations to set animal welfare standards for keeping, raising and processing. Challenges they identify may include humane organizations, municipal regulations, slaughter and processing facilities, manure and waste water issues.The Livestock Advisory Committee is comprised of the following:
1. At least one representative from each county Farm Bureau.
2. At least one representative of the Dairy, Equine, and Legislative Committees;
3. Four representatives, one of each of whom shall be involved in the production of beef, swine, poultry, and sheep or goats. Such representatives may simultaneously represent a county or another Committee.
The Membership Committee is comprised of two County Farm Bureau members from each county. Each county is to appoint a County Membership Chairperson and one designee. The committee makes recommendations on state membership goals, campaign, and incentive programs.
The Resolution Committee is comprised of two County Farm Bureau members from each county. Each County is to appoint a County Resolution Chairperson and one designee. The committee meets at least one time per year, following the County Annual Meetings, to review and make recommendations on the resolutions for the MFBF Delegate body.
Our Mission is to help Massachusetts Farm Bureau promote a positive image of agriculture through education. For more information or to find out how to become part of MFBF's Women's Committee email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee is comprised of two County Farm Bureau members from each county. The committee meets four times a year to organize both MFBF and AFBF activities and events.