North Carolina Farm Bureau (NCFB) is a private, nonprofit, grassroots organization that is dedicated to improving net farm income and the quality of life for its members. To achieve these goals, NCFB depends on its grassroots structure and democratic policy development process. Our active volunteer members develop relevant policy on the local level. That policy is then moved toward the state and national organizations through debate and majority voting procedures. North Carolina Farm Bureau staff also works with members of the North Carolina General Assembly on behalf of the organization's membership to help secure implementation of Farm Bureau policies. To become an official policy, recommendations must be approved by the North Carolina Farm Bureau delegates at the organization's annual meeting in December of each year. In addition to the organization's policy development process, Farm Bureau members play a key role in the legislative process by contacting elected officials and advising them of Farm Bureau policies and the organization's positions on specific legislation.