Young Ag Professionals
These leadership experiences provide young ag professionals with the opportunity to grow and develop skills such as public speaking, networking, advocacy, and media relations. Above all, these experiences empower young farmers to share their agricultural story.
Winter Leadership Experience
January 27-28, 2023 | Sandusky
The 2023 Winter Leadership Experience will be held Jan. 27 and 28 in Sandusky, Ohio at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center. Registration is closed.
The Young Ag Professionals Winter Leadership Experience is an annual conference with the opportunity for young professionals to build personal and professional skills, network with agricultural leaders and learn to make a difference in their community, Farm Bureau and agriculture. Conference sessions cover topics ranging from traditional agriculture and niche farming/marketing to advocacy and consumer education topics.
Visit the 2023 conference website.
Attendance at the Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience is just one benefit of being an Ohio Farm Bureau member. If you are not yet a Farm Bureau member, learn more about membership or join now.
Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Young professionals with strong leadership potential are hand-selected each year to share their ideas with members of Congress and to learn about international agriculture and how to grow personally and professionally. The trip takes place each September and includes a visit with the young professional’s congressional representative, meeting with American Farm Bureau staff members for industry and issues updates, a behind-the-scenes look at how Washington really works, networking with other young professionals, and exploring a world view of agriculture during a visit to an embassy. Contact your county Farm Bureau if you are interested in the annual trip.
The American Farm Bureau hosts an annual leadership conference known as the FUSION Conference. This experience brings together members between the ages of 18 and 35 years old from around the country. The 2023 event will be held on March 3 – 6 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Ohio Farm Bureau sponsors 10 YAP members’ registration and travel to the conference. The 10 individuals selected to earn an expense-paid trip to this experience will be announced at the 2023 Winter Leadership Experience Jan. 27-28, 2023.