INFB delegates met virtually to set policy for 2021
Indiana Farm Bureau member delegates met virtually and voted on policy that will guide the organization in 2021.
INFB President Randy Kron says having a virtual session was new for everyone, but they were able to have a robust conversation on policy issues.
“The discussion was really healthy, it was good, and nobody held back,” he says.
He tells Brownfield broadband will be a top priority at the statehouse next year.
“We always knew there were issues with broadband and bandwidth, but COVID-19 has highlighted how bad it was,” he says. “…There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but the rural community needs to be on a level playing field with our city friends.”
Kron says there was also discussion about regulatory overreach and township government.
Andy Tauer is the new INFB director of public policy.
“I think this interest in local foods and the processing discussion are going to be issues that could likely surface at the top end of our priority list going forward,” he says.
In the coming weeks, the INFB board of directors will determine the priority policies for the 2021 state legislative session.
Audio: Randy Kron
Audio: Andy Tauer