INFB Young Farmers to ‘Step Up for Ag’

2017 Young Farmers Conference logoRegistration is open for the 2017 INFB Young Farmer Leadership Conference, Jan. 27-29 in Indianapolis. 

The conference theme is “Step Up for Ag.”

The event features returning favorites and new activities. Friday night’s schedule includes chair massages, cornhole and euchre tournaments and a kids movie.

A “Canstruction” competition begins at 8 p.m. Districts will build structures with cans of food, and then conference attendees will vote on their favorites.

Keynote speaker Roger Rickard will address the group on Saturday morning after INFB President Randy Kron’s welcome. Rickard is the founder of Voices in Advocacy, which helps organizations engage people to take action.

On Saturday, four rounds of breakout sessions are planned in a four-track format. The tracks are production, professional development, technology/communication and business. Participants may attend sessions in any track during the conference.

Saturday’s lunch features award recognition, including the Outstanding County Young Farmer Program award, Feeding America awards, and Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture, Achievement and Discussion Meet awards.

Saturday evening includes a meal, a live auction to benefit Gleaners Food Bank, and entertainment for adults and children. For kids, a pedal pull runs between 8 and 9:30 p.m. For adults, the Ag Olympics begin at 8:30 p.m.

Adult registration is $60 per person; children between 12 and 17 are $30. Kids Camp, a new program on Saturday for children ages 5-11, offers a full day of fun and educational opportunities. The camp is $10 per child or $30 for families with three or more children enrolled. Child care is available on Saturday for children under age 4 for $10.

Hotel rooms are $110 plus tax per night. The registration deadline is Jan. 20.

The 2017 INFB Young Farmer Leadership Conference takes place Jan. 27-29 at the Indianapolis Marriott East. Visit the Conference website for more information and to register.