AFR is a strong voice that can be heard on local, state and federal levels. Its legislative influence is one of the most important benefits members receive. Members vote on the policy that staff members use as a basis for lobbying. On both the state and national levels, full-time staff members serve as a "watchdog" for family agriculture producers, mutual insurance company members and life company members. We carefully monitor legislation and government regulations which affect each of these interest.
Our members themselves create our policy. They do this through a system of annual conventions. Local and county organizations send delegates and platform recommendations to the state convention. At the state convention, the delegates write and approve the program which guides the organization's policy.
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