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Registration open for YF&R Leadership Conference, competitive events

Georgia Farm Bureau


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR YF&R LEADERSHIP CONF., COMPETITIVE EVENTS

Georgia Farm Bureau is now accepting registration for the 2018 Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference, to be held July 19-21 on Jekyll Island. GFB is also accepting entries for its 2018 Young Farmer and Rancher Competitive Events.

The deadline is June 1 to register for the conference or enter the competitive events.

The Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference will use the theme “Gaining Ground,” and will feature educational workshops on financial and estate planning, urban agriculture, sharing the farm message, social media advocacy, current industry trends and more.  The event also features a chance to catch up with fellow young farmers and ranchers across the state and meet some new farm friends.

Winners of the Young Farmer and Rancher Competitive Events – Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture Award – will be announced at the conference. Participants must be Farm Bureau members who will be less than 36 years old as of Jan. 31, 2019.

The Achievement Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who earn the majority of their living from production agriculture. The Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who earn the majority of their income from something other than production agriculture. The Discussion Meet is structured in a committee-style forum allowing agriculturalists to exchange ideas about issues important to farming. All four rounds of the Discussion Meet will be held at the Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference.

The winners in all three contests will be honored at the GFB Convention in December and will qualify for national competition, to be held at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in New Orleans next January.

For more information or to register for the Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference visit http://gfb.ag/18YFRconference. To enter the Discussion Meet, contact your county Farm Bureau office manager or GFB Young Farmer Coordinator Erin Nessmith at ennessmith@gfb.org or 478-474-0679, ext. 5232.