THE FARM BUREAU
The Howard County Farm Bureau is a private,
non-profit membership organization. It is completely controlled by
its members through the democratic process and is financed by
voluntary membership dues. It is one of the 23 Maryland county
organizations that make up the Maryland Farm Bureau.
The Maryland Farm Bureauís purpose is to
increase net farm income and improve the quality of life by
providing a legislative voice, increasing public understanding and
promoting member involvement.
A list of
Member Benefits available to all
county Farm Bureau members can be found at the state Farm Bureau's website.
Benefits include discounted rates on Nationwide Insurance and a
variety of other rebates and services.
Please follow this link for a
Membership Application Form
(in PDF format).
Farm Bureau, the voice of agriculture, is a free, independent,
non-governmental voluntary association of farm families and those
with related interest.
Bureau is local, statewide, national and international in its scope
and influence. It is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-secret in
character. It is organized to provide a means by which farmers can
work together toward the goals upon which they agree. It is wholly
controlled by its members and is financed by dues covering county,
state and national membership, paid annually by each member family.
Bureau policies stem from the people on the land. Farm families
discuss issues, talk them over in the community and make
recommendations. County resolutions derived from these community
recommendations were adopted as policies on county issues and as
recommendations on state and national issues to the Maryland Farm
Bureau. The policies herein were derived from these county
recommendations and became official Maryland Farm Bureau policy for
2005 as set by voting delegates during the 89th
annual convention of the
Maryland Farm Bureau, December 8, 2004.