Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mississippi Farm Bureau Annual Meeting 2012

We attended this years Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting in Jackson a couple of weekends ago. We had a great time this year. We had someone from our county, Austin Smith,  participating in the Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion meet, so we were thrilled to be able to cheer him on.  He made it through the first round and the photo below is of the last round.  There were four to participate in this round.

All of the participants did a great job.  

Austin is seated to the left

At one of the meetings, we were treated to some music performed by The Mustard Seed.  What a blessing it was.  They played hand bells and treated us to many Christmas tunes.  They did an awesome job!

The Mustard Seed

One of the highlights for our kids, was the room that was set up for the YF&R silent auction.  Tables filled the room with items donated from various folks to benefit the YF&R scholarship program.  They always have a wide variety of great items.

We made many trips around these tables.  The kids were wanting to bid on just about everything there.  Our sweet girl wanted this bird house.

And of course when I saw this, I couldn't help but think of Mr. Mike ;)

"Go State"

This area, in the photo below, was the hit of the convention.  Ice cream was available at all times compliments of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation and Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.  The girl in red below, ate more in a couple of days, than most adults could consume in a week.  I would turn around to find her back in the cooler again getting another ice cream.  I think that was the highlight for her.

Dillon actually chose to bid on some walkie talkies that he really wanted to take home.  He was persistent about getting them, but he had a budget and didn't go over it.  Before the auction ended, most folks knew that he was serious about "winning" those as he called it and I don't think they wanted to disappoint him by bidding against him. He is now the proud new owner of some Midland walkie talkies

I look forward to being involved with Farm Bureau this year.  I see potential for some great things to happen.  Hope you all have a great week!

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