The history behind Washington Legislative Seminar
Washington Legislative Seminar (WLS) takes place this week to update farmers on national issues and allow attendees to explore the nation’s capital. Did you know it was the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee who organized the first WLS in 1960? Originally, the Women went sightseeing and the men made visits to elected officials. The Farm Bureau Women’s Committee continued to sponsor the legislative seminar and American Heritage Tour for its first 26 years. Here’s a throwback photograph taken during the 11th annual Washington D.C. air tour in 1971. Over one-hundred Michigan farmers attended. Have you ever been to a Washington Legislative Seminar? Share your memories below!