Date(s) - January 28, 2022 - January 29, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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The 2022 conference will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati Jan. 28-29. It is an opportunity for leadership experience, building personal and professional skills, networking with agricultural leaders, and learning how to make a difference in local communities, Farm Bureau and agriculture.

Friday’s keynote session is a fireside chat with young agricultural entrepreneurs and established agricultural business owners as they share the joys and challenges of being a business owner. This is followed by a YAP Tailgate to cap off the night.

Zippy Duvall, who has served as president of American Farm Bureau since 2016, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday morning. His journey in Farm Bureau started in his county’s Young Farmers and Ranchers program. He raises beef cattle and broiler chickens and grows his own hay. Hear why he got outside his fencerows and why now is a critical time to extend agriculture’s roots and engage with consumers and policymakers.

Those who attend the conference can choose from 22 breakout sessions to choose from with at least five different extended learning session experiences available as well.

Breakout sessions include:

  • Generational Planning: Beginning the Conversation with Lauren Glovac, Nationwide Insurance, and Guest Panelists: Greg Hartschuh and Greg Corcoran
  • Navigating Niche Markets… and Goats with Katherine Harrison, owner, Harrison Farm
  • Rural Home Buying, What you Need to Know with Micah Mensing, Growing Forward specialist, Farm Credit Mid-America
  • Increasing Yields with Microbiology with Bruce Caldwell, founder, CEO and president, 3Bar Biologics Inc.

Conference details

Online registration is open  through Jan. 4, 2022.

Cost is $150/person ($125/student).

A hotel room block is available at the Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, and must be booked separately from the conference registration.

The Winter Leadership Experience is open to Farm Bureau members ages 18-35, but all Farm Bureau members are welcome to attend the online conference