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YF&R Leadership Conference 2024

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YF&R Leadership Conference 2024

Dates: January 26-27, 2024

Theme: AgriCULTURE

Location: Wine Country Inn, Palisade, Colorado

Cost: member $70 | collegiate $35
Continuing Education Units-$60 for 1st credit then $15 prorated per additional credit- Offering up to 1.5 CEU – $67.50 total. CSU-P will be onsite to assist with registering for the credits and answering any questions you may have on the CTUs.

Dress Code: Western Business

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The Annual Colorado Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference is held each year in a new location around Colorado. The Conference targets outstanding young agricultural leaders aged 18-35 working in production agriculture or agribusiness and passionate individuals working outside of agriculture! Professionalism is our standard, and this conference provides excellent networking opportunities to expand your connections. You do not have to be a Colorado Farm Bureau Member, but we know you will want to join by the end of it. This professional and business development conference is designed with our Colorado Ag Communities in mind by the Colorado Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.

Agriculture is a culture. We’re 2% of the population. We have our own special language, traditions, and heritage. This conference empowers attendees to be leaders in cultivating their local communities.

The theme this year is AgriCULTURE, we’re bringing the discussion about the special traditions, unique patterns of speech, and the community dynamics of farming and ranching to the forefront. Since it’s a leadership conference, we’re also structuring sessions to empower attendees to be the cultivators of their community culture. Aiming to answer the question; how do we as young agriculturalists define and shape how the rest of the world sees us as a collective.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Friday: J.B. Zielke, author of The Lost Cowboy
  • Saturday: Jon Dinsmore, The Green Screen Farmer


Friday, January 26
11 a.m. – YF&R Committee Meeting
1-1:30 p.m. – Agriculture is Culture
1:30-2 p.m. – Networking
2:10-3 p.m. – Welcome to the Western Slope
3:30-4:30 p.m. – Unconventional Energy Tour
4:30-4:45 p.m. – Travel to Talbott Farms
5 p.m. – Cowboy Culture Across the World
6 p.m. – Dinner
7 p.m. – Armchair Chat
8-10 p.m. – Networking

Saturday, January 27
8-8:30 a.m. – Creating a Healthy Culture
8:40-9:45 a.m. – Public and Private Collaborations
10-11 a.m. – Cultivating Communities
11:10 a.m. – Money and Power Breakout Session
12-1 p.m. – Lunch
1:10-2 p.m. – Shaping Our Culture as Leaders
2:10-3 p.m. – Labels Good and Bad
3:10-4:30 p.m. – We are Problem-Solving People
4:30-5:30 p.m. – New and Old Breakout Session
5:30-6 p.m. – Happy Hour & Headshots
6-6:45 p.m. – Dinner
6:45-7 p.m. – Words from the President
7-8 p.m. – Green Screen Farming

**The registration fee covers all instruction, livestock, and equipment expenses needed for the class; daily lunches, dinners, and refreshments are also included. Participants are responsible for all of their own travel, lodging, and additional meal expenses.

Questions about the conference? Reach out to Kacie Sallee, kacie@coloradofb.org.

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