The American Farm Bureau Federation announced the opening of general registration for the 2024 American Farm Bureau Convention. The convention will be held Jan. 19-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“New Frontiers” is the theme of AFBF’s 105th consecutive convention, a “can’t miss” event that offers attendees unique insights on the policies and perspectives that will affect farms, ranches and agribusinesses in 2024 and beyond.
“This is your opportunity to join the Farm Bureau family as we explore new frontiers in agriculture, develop professional skills and help set the agenda in Washington,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “I look forward to seeing you in January in Salt Lake City as we gather together with a common purpose to kick off another year of feeding, clothing and fueling our great nation.”
A broad array of educational and inspiring workshops will be available to attendees interested in honing their leadership skills, expanding business proficiency and gleaning insights from industry visionaries with expertise in food production-related policies and trends.
A vibrant trade show with exhibitors showcasing cutting edge innovations in agricultural technology, tools and services is also sure to capture the attention of attendees.
Workshops will be offered in four tracks – public policy, rural development, member engagement and consumer engagement. Workshop topics include Farm Bill Update; Who’s Up Next? A 2024 Elections Analysis; Livestock Markets; Crop Markets; Dairy Market Issues; As Seen on Social Media: Farm to Fork in Action; and The Next Big Thing in Growing Farm Bureau Membership.
Numerous optional ag and food-related day tours are available for attendees who wish to explore the great state of Utah. These include touring the Utah State University Animal Science Farm, a brine shrimp cooperative, elk farm and an artisan cheese plant. Attendees can also sign up to visit a chocolate factory, see where the 2002 Olympic Games took place, visit a salt mine or learn about lavender farming. Details about additional tours will be posted when available.
Members may register for Convention and tour by calling the Delaware Farm Bureau at 302-697-3183. Non-members can visit the official event website through the AFBF at https://annualconvention.fb.org/.
Connect with other Farm Bureau members by using the official event hashtag: #AFBF24.