As Kansas Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years, the Young Farmers & Ranchers Leaders Conference honored traditions of the past while providing opportunities for attendees to cultivate progress in their agricultural careers. We hope the 2019 YF&R Leaders Conference provided tools, resources, information and networking for those establishing their lives in the agriculture industry.
Save the date for next year: February 7-9, 2020!
2019 Conference Highlights:
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Thank you to the following speakers for addressing the conference during general sessions:
- Senator Jerry Moran
- Congressman Roger Marshall
- KFB President, Rich Felts
- American Farm Bureau YF&R Committee Chair, Russ Kohler
- Kansas FFA President, Max Harman
- Keynote Speaker, Matt Rush
Congratulations to the 2019 YF&R and Collegiate contest winners:
- Collegiate Ag Quiz Bowl: Kansas State University
- Collegiate Discussion Meet: Shiloh Murray, Kansas State University
- YF&R Discussion Meet: Jacquelyne Leffler, Lyon County
- Excellence in Agriculture Award: Keith & Jeri Geren, Labette County
- YF&R of the Year Award: Scott Thellman, Douglas County
Thank you to our workshop presenters! Resources we're able to share are linked below:
- 4R Nutrient Stewardship and Water Quality - Dr. Nathan Nelson, Kansas State University
- Bookkeeping Dos & Don'ts - Mark Dikeman, Kansas Farm Management Association
- Cattle Nutrition (2 parts) - Gary Niehues, Purina Animal Nutrition
- Embracing Change on Your Operation - Kim Baldwin, Russel Kohler & Jay Schwinn
- Establishing a Farm - Kaden Roush & Scott Thellman
- It's Not All About That Beef - Mindy Young & Mark Flory
- KFB's Mission for Affordable Health Care - Terry Holdren, Kansas Farm Bureau
- Land Values & Rental Rates - Dr. Mykel Taylor, Kansas State University
- Making Sense of Competing Priorities - Clay Aurand, Edie Dahlsten & Christy Springer
- Market Volatility: Good or Bad? YOUR CHOICE! (2 parts) - Jared Morgan, INTL FCStone Financial, Inc.
- Positive Risk Taking: Because You Don't Know Until You Try - Katie Sawyer, Sawyer Land & Cattle
- Represent! - Mike Matson, Kansas Farm Bureau
- Rump Roasts and Round Steak...Does Your Freezer Runneth Over? - Chef Alli
- The Impact of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act on Farming & Ranching - Prof. Roger McEowen, Washburn University School of Law
Thank you to the 2019 sponsors!
District Dinner Sponsors:
- District 2: Wildcat Feeds
- District 3:
- District 4:
- District 7: BTI - Pratt
- District 9: American Implement
- District 10: Matt Ledbetter Seed Sales