January 11 – 16, 2019 | New Orleans, LA
The 100th Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show

Add your voice to the united chorus of the premiere general agriculture organization, and attend the 100th consecutive American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show! Participate in educational workshops to expand your leadership skills, business acumen, impactful policy discussions and more. Celebrate the accomplishments of leaders in agriculture and witness powerful keynote speakers in the general sessions. Explore the IDEAg Trade Show floor to gain a stronger industry network, shop featured products, learn about innovative technologies, and enjoy TED-style talks on the Cultivation Center stage. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to gather with the agriculture community, and make your impact on the future of the industry. 
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Why Attend?

  • Attend educational workshops that teach about the outlook for agriculture, business acumen, leadership and more
  • Visit with old and new friends from across the nation
  • Learn more about Farm Bureau member benefits
  • Have fun at Foundation events while raising funds for ag literacy
  • Network with exhibitors and make purchases on the IDEAg Trade Show floor
  • Explore local agriculture by going on an ag tour
  • Hear from exemplary keynote speakers
  • Cheer on contestants during the many competitions
  • Enjoy tasting foods from across the nation
  • Be inspired by Ted-style presentations in the Cultivation Center
  • Be a part of America’s largest general agriculture organization

TENTATIVE AGENDA  – 100th AFBF Annual Convention • January 11 – 16, 2019 • New Orleans, LA

*Subject to Change*

Friday, January 11, 2019

9:00 a.m.      Convention Registration

5:00 p.m.      YF&R Competitor Networking Reception

6:00 p.m.      State Presidents Dinner

Saturday, January 12, 2019

6:30 a.m.      Convention Registration

7:00 a.m.      Ag Tours

7:30 a.m.      Farm to 5K

7:30 a.m.      YF&R Excellence in Ag Orientations

7:30 a.m.      Women’s Leadership Networking and Regional Caucuses

9:00 a.m.

  • YF&R Discussion Meet Orientations
  • YF&R Achieve & Apply Learning Session
  • YF&R Excellence in Ag Presentations

10:30 a.m.     Annual Meeting of the American Farm Bureau Women

11:00 a.m.     YF&R Discussion Meet Round 1

1:00 p.m.      Communicate, Collaborate & Influence (CCI)

2:00 p.m.      YF&R Discussion Meet Round 2 Room Announcement

2:30 p.m.       YF&R Discussion Meet Round 2

4:00 p.m.      

  • IDEAg Trade Show Opens
  • Celebration of Grassroots Reception Forum hosted by the AFBWLC
  • YF&R Discussion Meet Sweet 16 & Achievement Award Top 10 Announcements

5:30 p.m.      IDEAg Trade Show Closes

Sunday, January 13, 2019

6:30 a.m.      Convention Registration

7:00 a.m.      Sunrise Service

7:45 a.m.      Flapjack Fundraiser (ticketed event, all welcome)

9:30 a.m.      Opening General Session

10:30 a.m.     

  • IDEAg Trade Show Opens
  • YF&R Achievement Award Top 10 Interviews

11:00 a.m.     Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge

12:00 p.m.     Leadership Luncheon (ticketed event, all welcome)

12:00 p.m.     Farm Bureau Gives Back

1:15 p.m.     

  • Workshops
  • YF&R Discussion Meet Sweet 16
  • YF&R Excellence in Ag Learning Session

2:30 p.m.      Featured Workshops

3:45 p.m.      Workshops

5:25 p.m.      YF&R Discussion Meet Final 4 & Excellence in Ag Top 10 Announcement

5:30 p.m.      IDEAg Trade Show Closes

6:00 p.m.      YF&R Finalist & Sponsors Reception

Monday, January 14, 2019

7:00 a.m.      Convention Registration

8:00 a.m.       

  • Workshops
  • IDEAg Trade Show Opens

8:15 a.m.      YF&R Discussion Meet Final 4

9:00 a.m.      Workshops

10:00 a.m.     Featured Workshops

11:15 a.m.     Closing General Session

1:00 p.m.      AFBF Centennial Celebration 3:00 p.m.  IDEAg Trade Show Closes

8:00 p.m.      Foundation Night Out (ticketed event, all welcome)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

7:00 a.m.      Post-convention Ag Tours

8:00 a.m.      

  • Annual Meeting of Voting Delegates
  • Amendment Processing
  • Spouses Event – Invitation Only

12:00 p.m.    Voting Delegate Luncheon

1:00 p.m.      Delegate Regional Caucuses

2:00 p.m.      Voting Delegate Session


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