2022 RIFB Annual Meeting

2022 RIFB Annual Meeting Returns to Crystal Lake Golf Club

Please join us on Thursday, November 17 to celebrate 69 years of Farm Bureau in Rhode Island!
This year our Annual Meeting returns to Crystal Lake Golf Club in Mapleville, RI. Registration opens at 10:00 am, and workshops begin at 10:30 am with events continuing throughout the day.

Massachusetts YF&R Chair and National YF&R Committee member, Heather Bonnano-Baker will speak at the Young Ag Professional’s workshop at 10:30 am.  All are welcome to attend.

In the afternoon, Blackbird Farms will be sponsoring another chef demo featuring Executive Chef Andy Teixeira of Newport Vineyards. Chef Andy’s demos have been a hit each year, and we are prepared to be amazed again!

Our Business Meeting begins at 4:00 pm, Social Hour at 5:30 pm and the Dinner Buffet at 6:30 pm.

AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee Vice-Chair, Lorenda Overman, will be our evening speaker. Lorenda and her husband grow 4,000 acres of corn, soy-beans, and sweet potatoes in eastern North Carolina where they also raise hogs.

Register on Eventbrite, stop by the office, or call the RIFB office at 401-385-3339. Space is limited, so register early!

Tentative Schedule:

10:00 am Registration Begins- Coffee, Juice and Pastries

10:30 am Heather Bonnano-Baker, AFBF YF&R Committee and Massachusetts Farm Bureau YF&R Chair:
Balancing Family & Farm; Transitioning the Family Farm

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Ice Cream Social

2:00 pm Cooking Demonstration with Executive Chef Andy Texiera of Newport Vineyards
Sponsored by Blackbird Farm

4:00 pm RIFB Business Meeting

5:30 pm Social Hour

6:30 pm Dinner Meeting
Speaker:  Lorenda Overman, Vice Chair- AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee

-Awards, Raffle and Penny Social

We always welcome raffle donations for the meeting. Each year we have a beautiful array of farm products, gift baskets from member & other local businesses, handmade crafts, gift cards and more for our raffle. All proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund. In addition, our RI Farm Products Raffle tickets are still available in the office and will be available for purchase at the meeting before we draw the three prize winners that evening! If you are not attending the meeting, please remember you can stop by the office or call to purchase tickets! Prizes are $500- $300- $200 in member farm’s gift certificates! $5/ticket or 5 for $20. Don’t miss out on this great raffle opportunity!