The group has recently signed a contract to hold its annual meeting for three more years there, says Davis Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Barbara Riddle.
“This is a great piece of business for Davis County,” she said, noting estimated economic impact will mean $158,000 coming to the county. That will be funds going to restaurants, hotels, and other businesses.
In addition to various speakers and seminars, a trade show is also a part of the two-day event. “This is a facility that will allow them to expand and grow,” Riddle said of the Conference Center.
The convention will focus on current economic conditions for agriculture, wildlife-livestock interaction, water issues and animal welfare concerns, material from the organization says.
“The state of our local and national economy is certainly in the minds of everyone right now, and this convention presents the opportunity for great discussion on energy policy, animal agriculture, and the interaction between wildlife and livestock and how we propose to go about addressing these issues,” says UFV president Leland Hogan.
Speakers will include Hogan and UFB CEO Randy Parker, as well as Kelli Ludlum, director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation.
In addition, U.S. District Court Judge Ted Stewart will speak on “the miracle of the Constitution.” He has co-authored the book, “Seven Miracles that Saved America.” He is former director of the Utah Department of Commerce and Department of Natural Resources.
Chief Deputy for the Utah Attorney General, John Swallow, will also talk about Constitutional impacts of President Obama’s health care law.
Break-out sessions will focus on protecting yourself against identity theft, elk management in the state, the controversial impact of wolves in the state, animal health issues, and maintaining strong marriage relationships.
Various awards will also be presented, and the final round of the Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet will be held.
A gala banquet will be held Nov. 19, with the awarding of the UFB “Friend of Farm Bureau” award.