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The National Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, volunteer organization financed and controlled by member families for the purpose of solving economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural industry.

Niagara County Farm Bureau gives farmers and non-farmers alike the opportunity to be part of an organization dedicated to supporting and enriching the rural way of life. It provides an opportunity for individuals involved in agriculture to join together and make their voices heard.

We are active within the political system on a broad range of issues that concern every rural New York landowner, from taxation to conservation. We work hard to promote public policy that protects an owner’s right to use land.

We believe that a strong, viable agricultural industry is beneficial not only to our economy, but also to our local communities and our consumers.

Beyond Niagara County, Farm Bureau represents its members at the state and national levels.

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NIAGARA COUNTY FARM BUREAU
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2014-2015

PRESIDENT:
Jim Bittner

VICE PRESIDENT:
Matthew Foe

DIRECTORS:
Kevin Bittner
Julie Blackman
Scott Henning
John King
Andrew Milleville
Brendan Monaco
Jeff Rodger
Peter Smith
Rich Woodbridge

PRO-EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE:
Margaret Mary Lapp

OFFICE MANAGER:
Elaine Barnett

Ways to Get Involved

Grassroots Policy Development
Our members meet every year at the County and State levels to decide their legislative priorities. All farmers have a voice in selecting the issues we advocate for. Members work with staff throughout the year to make sure your voice is heard in the legislature.

Local County Farm Bureau
Members have the opportunity to be active at the local level, through the Niagara County Farm Bureau division. We participate in county fairs, days on the farm, Taste Niagara and so much more!

Young Farmers
Members between 18 and 35 years old join together for social events, community activities, competitive events
and leadership development opportunities.foundation

NYFB Foundation for Agricultural Education
Members can get involved with the New York Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education
to help inform and educate all New Yorkers about farming and where their food comes from.