The County Presidents Conference will gather county Farm Bureau association leaders to:

  • Build relationships between peers leading county associations across the state.
  • Increase knowledge of Farm Bureau priorities, services, opportunities and support in order to elevate the success of local work and establish greater consistency in association governance and strategy.
  • Enhance the skills and capacity of county presidents as the foundation for high-functioning, efficient and effective county associations.



Register here by January 4.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in Day at the Statehouse activities on Wednesday, January 17. Please find more information and register for that event separately here.


Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the individual/county Farm Bureau. The negotiated rate at the Cyrus Hotel, our host venue, is $159 rate per night plus taxes. Most conference activities will take place in the Cyrus Hotel and it is within easy walking distance of outside venues. Complimentary transportation will also be provided from the Cyrus Hotel to the Beacon. 

Cyrus Hotel

920 S Kansas Ave, Topeka


Our room block at the Cyrus Hotel is full. If you are still in need of hotel accommodations, we have an overflow block at Homewood Suites. The negotiated rate is $139 per night plus taxes and complimentary transportation will also be provided for attendees at the overflow location. 

Homewood Suites

1519 SW Arrowhead Rd, Topeka


Book rooms at Homewood Suites here.

Tentative Agenda 

10:00-10:45 AM

Opening Session

A welcome to Topeka filled with hero introductions, superpower reveals and more.   

Cyrus Ballroom
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

  • Super Hero Recruitment Basics

Do you find yourself short on superpowers around your board tables each month?  Do you feel like you’ve asked everyone in your county to join in the mission but keep getting turned down?  In this workshop, you’ll learn new tactics for inviting and finding new people to serve on your county Farm Bureau board.  


  • Hero Interrogation Tactics

Join this workshop to learn how to use the power of super questions to bring your board along with you for meaningful work in your communities.  Help them think of big ideas and develop ownership of the mission.  


  • New Superhero 101

Were you recently elected the President of your County Farm Bureau Board?  Don’t feel like the bad guys are out to get you – join this workshop to learn more about your role, how to use your personal super powers and all the other basics you need to run an efficient meeting.  

Cyrus Ballroom

Vanguard Room

Colonel Boardroom

12:15-1:45 PM

County Presidents Lunch

Kansas Farm Bureau is constantly looking for ways to make sure you are armed and equipped with the best information and resources so your county Farm Bureau can keep your communities safe.  We’ll share new resources and information that every county Farm Bureau president needs to know in 2024. 

Cyrus Ballroom
2:00-3:00 PMBreakout Sessions
  • Finding the Superpower in your Story

We know the power of a county Farm Bureau board, but do your neighbors and community members know your super strength?  It can be hard to communicate to others what your county Farm Bureau is all about or why they should be a Farm Bureau Member. This workshop will help you answer the hard questions about what you do, why you serve and why others should be excited about their local Farm Bureau.  


  • A Super Hero’s Guide to Local Advocacy

2024 is an election year – don’t let your county be caught without a plan to educate and equip members to fight the good fight in your communities.  Learn the best legislative coffee tips, how to develop thoughtful questions for elected officials and all you need to know about super legislative relationships    


  • New President 101.2

There are so many things to know when you first become the Farm Bureau president in your county.  It can be overwhelming to know just how to keep everything afloat.   If you need a recharge and refresh, join this workshop to remember why you said yes to the call and what resources are at your disposal to be the best hero you can for your board.  

Cyrus Ballroom

Vanguard Room

Colonel Boardroom

3:15-4:45 PMCounty Presidents General Session & Roundtables

We’ll feature superheroes from across the state during this session and how they’ve found ways to use their super meetings, super management and super motivation to  keep their boards mission minded.  

Each president will have time to debrief, share and contribute to the conversation.
Cyrus Ballroom
4:45-5:00 PMCounty Presidents Wrap Up
A wrap up to the day before the evening events begin. 
Cyrus Ballroom
5:30-6:30 PMCocktail Hour
Grab some refreshments and a drink from the cash bar as you network with other members and leaders in Kansas Farm Bureau.
Founder's Room (The Beacon)
6:30-8:30Voice of Agriculture Celebration Dinner
Join us to celebrate the victories of 2023 and learn new skills to battle with the bad guys in 2024. This session will be fun, interactive and a night you don’t want to miss.
Dining Room (The Beacon)


Contact Leigh Ann Maurath at 785-953-0268 or for more information.