2018 YF&R Leadership Conference

Reno, Nevada
Friday, February 16, 2018

2018 YF&R Leadership Conference
February 16-19, 2018
Reno, Nevada
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

 Online Foundation Auction 

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture silent auction raised over $4,000. Nationwide will be surpassing the match and donating the full $5,000 to the AFBFA. Thank you to all buyers, bidders and donors during conference; your support furthers their ongoing outreach efforts to improve the public’s awareness and understanding of agriculture through education.


Collegiate Discussion Meet
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Collegiate Discussion Meet, sponsored by the CHS Foundation, had 59 people from 38 states compete in this year’s competition. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Tim Truax of California. Tim is currently a junior at California State University, Fresno, studying agriculture education. Read more about winner here.


Keep in Touch on Social Media
Make sure to check out the great photos from the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference on our Flickr page. 

The YF&R Leadership Conference website has now posted the Breakout Session handouts.

Don’t forget to share your excitement and conference photos on social media. Be sure to use our #afbfyfr and #YFReno18 hashtags and tag our account pages.


Community Service Opportunities

Puerto Rico’s agriculture sector was devastated by Hurricanes Erma and Maria this past September. As much as 80% of their crops including plantains, bananas, papaya, and coffee were affected. In response to this disaster, the Puerto Rico Farm Bureau, in cooperation with Texas Farm Bureau’s Agriculture Research and Education Foundation, established the Puerto Rico Agriculture Relief Fund.  YF&R wanted to do our part in Reno to help support the fund and we are excited to announce we raised $2,809.68.  All proceeds will be going directly to aid farmers and ranchers.  Donations can still be made at www.fb.org/pragfund until April 15. Thank you to the Farm Bureau family for your generous donations.

With the amazing support of our YF&R Leadership Conference attendees, we were able to donate over 100 pounds of products to Operation Gratitude and over 90 pounds to the Ronald McDonald House. Thank you to everyone who donated items. You brought a lot of smiles to many people around the world. In addition to the product donations, a portion of the apparel sales money will be donated to these organizations.

Thank you for attending YF&R Leadership Conference. We hope to see you in 2019!
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Contact Information

  • For questions regarding the conference, please contact us at yfr@fb.org or 202-406-3600.
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