This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to your legislator and tell him or her about the issues facing Kentucky agriculture that matter to you. CFA has published a list of the major agriculture issues currently facing the 2012 General Assembly. Late last year, CFA released our organizational priorities for 2012: support for young and beginning farmers, development of local and regional food systems and the establishment of a statewide food policy council. Of course, there may be an issue that you’ve encountered on your farm or in your community that you would like to address with your legislator.
We will meet in room 131 in the Capitol Annex (the building behind Kentucky’s State Capitol) from 8:30 am until 9:30 am for orientation. Please try not to arrive after 9:30 am! We will break up into lobbying groups following orientation in order to meet with legislators. Lobbying will continue until legislators go into session at 2:00 pm. There is a cafeteria in the basement of the annex for lunch.
Please register in advance of the 23rd so that CFA staff can work to pre-schedule meetings with your legislator. We don’t want you to waste a trip!
Thursday February 23rd
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Register (very important!)
Room 131 of the Capitol Annex (the office building behind the Capitol)