Young Farmer and Rancher Conference

Randall Weiseman Florida, General

(Gainesville, Fla.) – Florida Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers will gather July 18 and 19 at The Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, Crystal River. This year’s conference will bring members back to the basics of agriculture and inspire them as they return to their operations with creative and innovative ideas in the areas of economics, marketing, productivity, and sustainability.

“The Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher program at both the state and national levels are aimed at building future leaders for the industry and Farm Bureau,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick. “As an alumnus of both programs, I can attest to the program’s effectiveness.”

Hosted by the state YF&R Leadership Group, this annual conference welcomes Farm Bureau leaders between the ages of 18 and 35 from all over the state. The leadership group is currently made up of 13 couples and individuals who are appointed to participate in a two-year program aimed at preparing them for leadership positions in Farm Bureau and the agricultural industry. Other Young Farmers & Ranchers are active with their county Farm Bureaus.

More information about the conference, including the registration form and agenda, can be found on the Florida Farm Bureau’s Web site . The registration deadline is June 19. The conference registration fee is $75.

The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general-interest agricultural association with about 138,000 member-families statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, the Federation is an independent, nonprofit agricultural organization.