INFB Young Farmers to meet

INDIANAPOLIS — Registration is open for the 2017 INFB Young Farmer Leadership Conference, which will be held 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, 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. All food will be donated to Gleaners Food Bank.

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. The business track is sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America. Participants may attend sessions in any track during the conference.

Saturday’s lunch features recognition for counties and individuals who have received Young Farmer awards in the last year.

Saturday night features 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 Kids Camp fee is $10 per child or $30 for families with three or more children enrolled. Child care is available on Saturday for children under age 5 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, infarmbureau.org/yfconf, for more information and to register.

The INFB Young Farmer program serves Farm Bureau members between ages 18-35.

About Indiana Farm Bureau

Since 1919, Indiana Farm Bureau has protected the livelihood, land, equipment, animals and crops of Hoosier farmers. We are the state’s largest general farm organization and a farmer’s strongest advocate. INFB works diligently to ensure a farmer’s very right to farm, because agriculture is so vital to Indiana’s economy. Learn more at infarmbureau.org.

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