UW-Platteville Collegiate Farm Bureau is a student run organization that promotes agriculture on the UW-Platteville campus and community. We focus on current events going on the agriculture and agriculture policy. At every meeting we have a guest speaker; these speakers discuss things from resume building to current topics in agriculture.
We have many activities that are held during the school year.
Discussion Meet: "The Collegiate Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each college-age participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. The judges are looking for the contestant that offers constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions." http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=programs.yfr.collegiate
Ag in the Classroom: We visit school is Southwestern Wisconsin and educate them about WI agriculture. These WI Farm Bureau sponsored activities can educate elementary students about soybeans, corn and other industries in agriculture. http://www.wisagclassroom.org/
Annual Meeting/YFA Conference: We send first time members to the Annual Meeting. Held in late November early December, this meeting allows students to become excited about Farm Bureau. With guest speakers and the State Discussion Meet this event is full of networking and knowledge for a new Farm Bureau member.
Ag Women's Summit: Ladies only to this event. Collegiate Farm Bureau members are able to attend a conference dedicated to women in agriculture. This conference discusses not only current events but also ways to make you as a business women in agriculture succeed. http://wfbf.com/programs-event/womens-program/wisconsin-ag-womens-summit/
Ag Day on Campus: This is a very popular event among the School of Agriculture students and the UW-Platteville campus. Other organizations within the School of Agriculture set up booths on campus. We then encourage students to check out the booths and ask questions. From having a baby calf on campus or learning how to make ice cream, it is an event shared by many.
Our advisors are James Hampton and Jackie Bevan.