February 23 - 25, 2018
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Friday, February 23rd
1:30 PM: Carpool Farm Tours - Working on locations, so stay tuned!
4:30 PM: Travel to Natural Bridge Hotel
5:00 PM: Hotel check-in, registration and networking reception
6:30 to 8:30 PM Buffet dinner and program at the Conference Center
Networking & Issue Discussion Programs
8:30 - 11:00 PM Networking/Music
Saturday, February 24th
7:00 – 8:30 AM Buffet breakfast - Display room open
8:00 AM Farm Bureau 101 for Rookie’s and those interested
8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Session in Breakfast Room
8:45 AM Speaker - Farm Transition Planning & Facilitation is for Everyone
9:30 AM Break
Pick & Choose Workshops
Note: Kids area will be open throughout the morning. Parents must stay with children or leave them with a friend -- area is unsupervised.
Track 1 - From Precision to Insurance - What Today’s Farmers Need to Be Successful
9:45 AM - farm insurance for beginning farmers
15 minute break between each workshop session
10:45 AM - farm insurance for expanding and advanced Young Farmers
11:45 AM - precision agriculture tools and technology
Track 2 - International Agriculture
9:45 AM - International Agricultural Projects
10:45 AM - Building International Leadership in Agriculture
11:45 AM - Meeting and discussing world trade with an Ambassador
12:30 PM Lunch & Speaker
1:30 - 1:45 PM Tours depart - local robotic dairy and meat processing for direct markets
Kid friendly tour options for Natural Bridge Caverns and Safari Park Zoo will also be available.
We are also working on a precision agriculture demo session during the tour time for those who would rather continue learning more beyond the workshops.
6 PM Reception and cash bar
6:30 PM – Dinner Banquet and Awards
8:00 -11 PM – Casino Night Networking and Chinese Auction prizes! Movie option for those not interested in the casino games (no real money changes hands)
Sunday, February 25th
7:30 – 8:30 AM Buffet breakfast
8:45 AM Morning Devotions at the Natural Bridge
9:45 AM County YF Chairs/Leadership Program – Building stronger local programs chat session!
9:45 AM Collegiate Young Farmers – Leadership Session
10:30 AM Closing Speaker
11:00 AM Closing ceremonies, Committee chair charge
11:15 AM Adjourn and check out