Maryland Farm Bureau’s Annual Convention to Feature Awards, Policy Development and Networking
December event highlights include AFBF economist, pro-led workshops and trade show

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (September 29, 2022) — The 107th Maryland Farm Bureau Annual Convention & Meeting of Delegates will be held December 3 – 6, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, Maryland. Registration is now open.

“For over 100 years, we have held this convention for our members to establish our grassroots-lead policy that informs the work of our legislators in Annapolis and on Capitol Hill — policy positions that come directly from Maryland farmers. We also come together to recognize members’ achievements and, most importantly, gather as a community of farmers and agriculturalists,” said Wayne Stafford, president of Maryland Farm Bureau (MDFB). “At this year’s meeting, we’ll also announce our two new Ag Ambassadors who will represent Maryland Farm Bureau and the importance of agriculture’s role in The Old Line State.”

The annual convention and meeting of delegates will feature legislative sessions, roundtable discussions and experts, including representatives from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, University of Maryland Extension and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), during keynotes, workshops and breakout sessions.

This year’s keynote speaker is Matt Rush, a fourth-generation rancher from New Mexico and the former Executive Vice President of the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau. Matt’s life experience on the ranch and leadership adventures in Farm Bureau will shine through as he shares his light-hearted and sometimes downright hilarious – according to past attendees — leadership lessons.

Young farmers will compete in and learn the results of competitive events including the annual discussion meet where the winner will represent Maryland at the 2024 AFBF Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. The organization will recognize the 2022 Agri-Woman of the Year and the Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau award recipients. In addition, the second Leopold Conservation Award presented by the Sand County Foundation will be revealed.

This event will play host to the MDFB Womens’ Leadership Committee annual meeting. And, the tradeshow will feature exhibitors showcasing products and services designed to help Farm Bureau members take their farm businesses to the next level.

Registration for the 2022 Maryland Farm Bureau Annual Convention & Meeting of Delegates closes on Sunday, November 11. To register and for the latest information, please visit

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MARYLAND FARM BUREAU®, INC. is a 501(c)(5) federation that serves as the united voice of Maryland farm families. Our organizational strength comes from the active participation of over 10,000 individual and family members who belong to the state’s 23 local county Farm Bureau organizations. Since 1915, Maryland Farm Bureau has been committed to protecting and growing agriculture and preserving rural life. Maryland Farm Bureau is a proud member of the American Farm Bureau® Federation. Learn more at 

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