YF&R UNEARTH YOUR PASSION
Leadership Conference 2018
February 24-25, 2018
Registration begins @ 10AM
Toftrees Golf Resort
1 Country Club Lane
Hear from a diverse and dynamic lineup of industry leaders presenting on current hot topics—relevant to both Farm Bureau and your own ag interests—such as farming innovation, marketing and communications, leadership, planning and more. Join nearly 200 other young farmers from across the state to learn, engage, network and socialize! You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to unearth your passion!
Reserve Your Seat by January 19th!
|Contact Gretchen Switzler
to reserve your space and
your overnight accommodations
|Conference ONLY $100
Single w/lodging $190
Double w/lodging $290
Jeff VanderWerff raises 14 varieties of apples and 2,000 acres of row crops near Sparta, Michigan. He serves on AFBF’s Technology Advisory Committee and is a member of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau, located in western Michigan’s “Fruit Belt.” Mr. VanderWerff is a nationally recognized expert on politics, biotechnology and UAS systems. He was featured on 60 Minutes as part of a focus group in post -Trump Michigan, a state that played a vital role in the Presidential election. He was also featured in a follow-up story on CBS This Morning, where Oprah Winfrey interviewed him on his farm.
Tentative Session Topics
- Ag Loans: What do you need to bring to the table?
- How to be more efficient & profitable on the farm
- Diversification of your farm with Agritourism
- Making your County YF&R program a success
- Opportunity knocks Nuffield International Farming Scholarships
- Industry Panel—What can Farm Bureau do for me? And what can I do for Farm Bureau?
- Advocate from the farm gate—Using social media to reach Congress, consumers & decision makers
- Nationwide’s Land as Your Legacy—Planning for the future of your farm
- Additional sessions with focus on Dairy, Beef, Crops, Grain Marketing, Equine parasite control and more
Saturday Night Social KARAOKE!
Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!
Follow us on Facebook! @YoungFarmerRancher