Clinton County Farm Bureau has decided to sponsor eight members this year to attend the YAP conference Feb. 1 and 2 in Columbus. If you are interested, please call the Clinton County Office at (937) 382-4407. Hurry — these spaces won’t last long!

Agriculture has many faces, just like young ag professionals. We are young adults, single and married, who share a passion for farming, rural living, and/or local foods. We’re full and part-time farmers, Extension agents, teachers, consumer educators, media reporters, livestock and equine enthusiasts, beekeepers, green industry employees, gardeners, foodies and more! We invite you to join us for leadership experience, building personal and professional skills, networking with agricultural leaders, and making a difference in our communities, Farm Bureau and agriculture. Join us for a time of personal and professional development, meeting other young professionals from around Ohio, fun, food and fellowship!

Hyatt Regency
350 N. High Street | Columbus, OH 43215
Early Bird- Dec 17, Late Registration- Jan 4



Friday, Feb. 1

5:30 p.m. Registration and Food
5:30 p.m. Trade Show and Commodity Networking Night
7 p.m. Opening Session – 100 Year Celebration
8 p.m. Discussion Meet Finals
9 p.m. Casino Night and Ag Relief Fundraiser
10:30 p.m. Adjourn


Saturday, Feb. 2

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. General Session
9 a.m. Break and Trade show

9:30 a.m. Round 1 Workshops

11 a.m. Round 2 Workshops

Noon Lunch and General Session

1:30 p.m. Break and Trade Show

2 p.m. Round 3 Workshops

3:15 p.m. General Session

4 p.m. Extended Learning Session

5:30 p.m. Adjourn


Casino Night and Ag Relief Fundraiser

Feeling Lucky? If you play your cards right, you could be a big winner at our Casino Night. We will be playing with fake money. Cash is encouraged though to support the Ag Relief Fundraiser.


Vance Crowe, Monsanto

It has been said for years that traditional media is being disrupted, but what is replacing it?  Who will people listen to when the major media institutions are no longer the primary medium for individuals to understand what is happening in the world around them? Certain platforms are dying while others are thriving and contrary to popular sentiment, it isn’t only young people creating this tumultuous change. Vance  will discuss the chaotic change happening within media and describe who is coming to the forefront of popular culture.

Chad Colby, ColbyAgTech

From growing up as an Illinois farm kid to a self-professed technology nerd, Chad Colby has emerged as one of the most sought-after agricultural technology experts in this country and around the globe. Chad will share his explanations of current and emerging technologies in a manner that will leave you embracing concepts and ready to adopt cutting-edge production practices.

Young Agricultural Professionals is a part of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. If you are not an Ohio Farm Bureau member, find out more about membership or join now. We’d love to have you as a member.

As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Policy Development
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

Hansen's Greenhouse
Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

Event Calendar
Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
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Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

Future employees, leaders
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington, D.C.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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