HOW HAS AGRICULTURE
TOUCHED YOUR LIFE TODAY?
RHODE ISLAND FARM BUREAU
2ND ANNUAL MEMBER PICNIC
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016
11 Peck Hill Road
Johnston, RI 02919
Join us at the 2nd Annual Rhode Island Farm Bureau Picnic!
This year we will feature a grill-your-own steak fry
(or have a Young Farmer & Rancher grill it for you),
live music, hayrides, door prizes, fun activities for the kids and so much more…
Come and speak with local farmers, meet the RIFB Board of Directors,
chat with old friends, make new ones…
Regular members (and their families), Associate, 4-H & FFA Members attend Free.
RSVP by August 8th to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 401-385-3339.
PLEASE BRING ALONG A CANNED GOOD
TO SUPPORT RONALD McDONALD HOUSE
Farm Bureau is Awarded a Rural Development Grant!
Rhode Island Farm Bureau is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a $25,000 Rural Development Grant from USDA. Farm Bureau
will partner with Alex Caserta (photo at right) of Harvesting Rhode Island to produce five videos which will highlight specialty crops in
Rhode Island. The areas of interest for the Harvesting Rhode Island videos will be dairy farms, livestock farms, oyster and mussel farming, as well as
herbs and other unusual crops. These productions will be aired on PBS and filming will begin in August. Alex has produced many informative and eye catching videos on
Rhode Island agriculture which continue to air on PBS. You can check out some of his other videos at www.HarvestingRhodeIsland.com.
THE PURPOSE OF THE RI FARM BUREAU
The Rhode Island Farm Bureau is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary
organization of farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating action to achieve advancement and, thereby, to promote the national well-being.
Farm Bureau is local, county, state, national, and international in its scope and
influence and is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-secret in character. Farm Bureau is the voice of agricultural producers at all levels.
Statement from 1997 Policy Manual of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Support Rhode Island Farms by joining the Rhode Island Farm Bureau.
Your membership in RIFB entitles you to ...
A complete line of insurance services through the Farm Family Insurance Companies
- Discount on prescription lenses and frames through Coast to Coast Vision Plan
- Discount on cellular phones from TMobile.
Call (401) 385-3339 for details.
- Discount at participating Clarion, Quality, Comfort, Sleep, Rodeway, or Econo Lodge hotels
- Discount on Hertz car rentals
- Discount on propane gas discount through Suburban Propane
Click here to learn more about RIFB membership benefits.
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016
"Tractor Safety for Women" Workshop
Breene Hollow Farm
21d Victory Highway
West Greenwich, RI
10:00am to 2:00pm
Free — Registration Required
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016
Nicky was an extraordinary dog who endured many calamities. You will enjoy reading about his
escapades and near disasters! Despite all of his encounters, he lived to the relatively old age of thirteen, over ninety-one years old in human years.
2016 ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
Alpine Country Club
Join RIFB President Henry B. Wright
and the Board of Directors at the
RIFB Annual Dinner Meeting
Details to follow in our newsletter.
Hard Cover edition is available for $15 at email@example.com and Soft Cover for $10.00. Tell
Al who the book is for and provide the address and Al will mail it for you. Make checks out to Al Bettencourt and send to 960 S Main St., Pascoag
, RI 02859-3516 or use Paypal. To get an e-book for $3.99, go to www.xlibris.com. The book number is 978-1-5144-7899-8.
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