Brad Weaver of Wyandot County is a sixth generation farmer from Upper Sandusky. His family raises wheat, corn, and soybeans as cash crops and uses a wide variety of cover crops on their farm.Read More
The premier event for Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Agricultural Professionals
Join members ages 18-35 in Sandusky Jan. 27 and 28, 2023 for a weekend to network, connect with friends, relax and recharge. Young farmers, students and professionals affiliated with the agriculture industry are welcome!
This annual event is an opportunity to enhance your leadership experience while building personal and professional skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with agricultural leaders, and those making a difference in our communities, Farm Bureau and agriculture. Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 years old are eligible to attend.
Jan. 27 – 28, 2023
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center – 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky Ohio 44870
Conference fee: $150/ individual, $25 off for students and educators
A hotel room is not included in the registration fees. Book separately
Hotel Cost: $189 per night *
*Discounted rate only available until Jan. 13, 2023, while supplies last.
New for 2023: Safari Camp
Children between kindergarten and 6th grade may register for Safari Camp at the 2023 Winter Leadership Experience. Youth registered for Safari Camp will be included in conference meals and activities throughout the two-day experience. Ohio Farm Bureau staff members will host four hands-on learning sessions for the youth, during the breakout session times.
Note: Safari camp is not a babysitting or childcare service. Parents/guardians will be responsible for their child(ren) during the conference. Guests/children registered for the conference will receive meals and access to conference amenities.
Registration is closed.
Learn more about the conference location, what to expect and sponsors.Learn More
Find a day-by-day breakdown of conference activities.Learn More
Get to know our featured speakers: James Lawrence, the ‘Iron Cowboy’ and our young entrepreneur panelists.Learn More
Conference sessions cover business and niche markets topics, production agriculture and career/leadership development.Learn More
More than 500 Farm Bureau members took part in the 2023 winter conference, where they enjoyed networking, expert sessions and inspiring messages.Read More
Local County Young Ag Professional groups to host a fun night out for family tubing fun!Read More
Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professional Stacie Anderson of Wood County is the winner of the 2023 American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award.Read More
Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professional Mike Hannelwald of Lucas County is the winner of the 2023 American Farm Bureau Discussion Meet.Read More
Luke and Kayla Durbin, Carly Fitz, Tim and Sarah Terrill and Greg Williams are the newest members of the Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee.Read More
The correlation between agriculture and the equine industries is not hard to find. Farmers provide for the horses and, in turn, those horses are a major draw at county fairs.Read More