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Keynote at WFBF Annual Meeting
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Animal Ag Alliance Founder to
Keynote WFBF Annual Meeting

Via: Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

Contact: Casey Langan (608) 828-5711   

Steve Kopperud, executive vice president of Policy Directions, Inc., is the founder and past-president of the Animal Agriculture Alliance.  He will explain the threats to food production and livestock farmers that are posed by the recent successes of well-funded animal activist groups such as PETA and the Humane Society of the United States.

He will share a blunt and sometimes disturbing story about the effective but often questionable public relations techniques employed by animal activist groups.

Other speakers at the Annual Meeting include Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau’s director of public policy, who will review the November elections and explain what it all means for Wisconsin farmers; David Meihak and Chuck Reitz, agency managers for the Rural Mutual Insurance Company will discuss worker’s compensation for farming operations; and Amber Radatz, an outreach specialist for UW-Extension will discuss the progress of the state’s Discovery Farms Program.

“This year’s Annual Meeting is a must-attend event for those Farm Bureau members who want to keep up on the many state, federal, business, public relations and political issues that all impact their farm’s bottom line,” said Bob Leege, WFBF Executive Director of Member Relations.

The deadline to register for the 91st WFBF Annual Meeting is Oct. 31. For Annual Meeting registration information, contact Becky Schollian at WFBF at (608) 828-5701 or bschollian.fbcenter@wfbf.com.