Apiary Advisory Committee
The Apiary 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 APR Committee addresses issues of concern related to the Commonwealth’s 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.
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. Lear more on why we are the voice of the equine industry here
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.
The Livestock Committee has been formed to identify issues and challenges to livestock operations and make recommendations to set animal welfare standards for the keeping, raising and processing of livestock. 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:
- At least one representative from each county Farm Bureau.
- At least one representative of the Dairy, Equine, and Legislative Committees;
- 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.
Promotion & Education Committee
The Promotion & Education Committee fills an important role in bridging the gap between farmers and consumers. It does this by promoting and educating the general public about Farm Bureau and agriculture. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE…
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.
Young Farmers & Ranchers
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. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE…