2022 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference
February 11 - February 13
The annual YF&R Conference brings together Missouri’s young farmers and their families to hear from speakers, participate in competitions and enjoy time with one another. Register below or contact your county’s Farm Bureau office.
Registration deadline is February 4, 2022. The cost of this event is $150 (early bird registration is $130 by January 10, 2022). Click here to register online. MOFB home office or county employees should contact Eric Volmer to register.
Hotel room rates are $83, plus tax, per night. Special room rate is available until January 20, 2022, late reservations are subject to standard pricing.
Hotel and all other costs and incidentals will be the responsibility of the attendee/county. Please call Margaritaville directly at 800-826-8272 to reserve your room. To receive the discounted room rate of $83, be sure to mention the reservation is for the YF&R Conference. For your convenience you may book your room online prior to January 13. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations.
The Discussion Meet is a group discussion designed to offer young farmers and ranchers the opportunity to discuss issues affecting agriculture today. Click to get the full details of this year’s contest.
During the 2022 YF&R conference, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in multiple seminars. The dates/times have not yet been confirmed; however, the list of topics is available below:
- Animal Health: When to Call the Vet
- Carbon Markets & Nutrient Stewardship
- Devil’s Advocate Advocacy Panel
- Diversification & Alternative Crops
- Drones: Toys or Tools
- Farm Budget
- Farm Technology
- Farm to Table
- Market Outlook
- Positive Thinking
- What’s in it for You? Farm Bureau Opportunities
Drive to Feed Kids
Even in the nation’s agricultural heartland, 1 in 5 Missouri children don’t know where their next meal will come from.
Throughout the YF&R Conference, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Farmers Care and Ford Motor Company are teaming up to raise money to combat childhood food insecurity in Missouri through the Drive to Feed Kids.
You can help in TWO ways:
1. Give. Ford has generously pledged to match up to $5,000 in financial contributions.
2. Pack Meals. On Saturday 2 PM – 5 PM we have a goal of packing 25,000 meals that will be delivered to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.