Annual Convention Speakers
We are excited to have the following individuals join us for our 2021 Utah Farm Bureau Annual Convention.
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Mrs. Jennie Taylor
Jennie Taylor is the proud widow of Utah National Guard Officer Major Brent Taylor and the mother of their seven children, ages 3 to 16. She holds a teaching degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Education from Utah State University. In the wake of her husband’s unexpected combat death in November of 2018, Jennie has been asked to serve as a voluntary Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the state of Utah, essential acting as a Liaison between the Pentagon and her home state for all Army-related matters. She has founded a non-profit charitable organization, the Major Brent Taylor Foundation, and works tirelessly to carry on his legacy of service-oriented leadership. Jennie often speaks of her family’s shared commitment to God, family and country, and is known for her determination to find purpose and meaning even in the most painful experiences life has to offer.
Congressman John Curtis
John R. Curtis proudly represents Utah’s 3rd Congressional District. Since being elected to Congress on November 13, 2017, John has worked on 11 pieces of legislation that were signed into law, ranging in diverse topics such as better managing public lands, combatting human trafficking, supporting small businesses, and more. Additionally, he serves as the inaugural Chairman of the Conservative Climate Caucus and a member of the powerful House Committee on Energy and Commerce. He previously served on the House Natural Resources Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee.
The Congressman cares deeply about hearing the diverse perspectives and feedback from his constituents: he held over 100 town halls during his first full year in office. Utah’s third district is the youngest in the country, with an average age of 26 years old. John is also sensitive to the many constituents that live in rural Utah and has focused on legislation that can fit needs of both demographics.
John has been committed to helping Utah’s growing tech scene flourish and was recognized by Silicon Slopes as their first Community Hero Award recipient. Other personal awards comprise of Civic Innovator of the Year by Utah Valley University, Thayne Robson Award for Leadership in Economic Development, and Outstanding Citizen Award from the Office of Civic Engagement Leadership by Brigham Young University.
Prior to coming to Washington, John was the 45th mayor of Provo City, serving two terms. He was named the #1 Top Elected Official on Social Media 2015 by the Government Social Media group and has been recognized by Forbes for his commitment to citizen engagement. As mayor, he averaged an approval rating of 93%.
Before becoming mayor, John was a small business owner in Provo, working with his partners to build their business “Action Target,” where he led sales and operations strategy.
Congressman Curtis and his wife Sue have six children and eleven grandchildren. He loves to hike and waterski, practice his Mandarin Chinese and maintains a closet full of stately socks.
*This document will be continually updated with additional speakers and information