Neither snow, nor sleet, nor rain, nor cold kept 55 Farm Bureau women from their focus during the inaugural Farm Bureau Women’s Fly-In, held earlier this week in Washington, D.C., as an early spring storm blanketed the mid-Atlantic region with snow. Although federal offices were closed, like many farmers and ranchers across America, AFBF staff were on the job. Staff briefed members in advance of them venturing to Capitol Hill to spend quality time with lawmakers talking about the issues that affect their farms and families. Seventeen states were represented. Following morning policy briefings and afternoon visits with congressional contacts, members ended the day with a reception hosted by AFBF President Zippy Duvall, who thanked them for their dedication and service. He also inspired members in attendance with an overview of his vision for the mission of Farm Bureau.