The 2024 Leaders Engaged and Acting in D.C. (LEAD) trip is Feb. 26-29. It's a great opportunity for county board members from around the state to bring their families to Washington D.C., experience our nation’s capital and see Farm Bureau policy in action at the federal level.

What to expect in D.C while on the LEADs trip

  • Hear policy updates from AFBF staff
  • Meet with your Kansas representatives
  • Attend U.S. Senate and House Committee hearings
  • Have an opportunity to tour areas of D.C.
  • Enjoy a LEAD/Ag Day reception


Farm Bureau will offer opportunities to take group tours and enjoy evening events. You are not required to attend any of the optional events we suggest but because of that, expenses will vary from family to family. Below are a few costs you can expect to incur:

For any county sending a member or members, Farm Bureau will provide a $500 credit per county to any final billing that comes for the home office. These estimates are based on a member and their spouse attending. You can also request a $250 grant from KFB's Foundation for Agriculture.

  • $150 registration fee per attendee
  • Hotel room - $278/night
  • Airfare - $250 - $650/person. Book ASAP to avoid paying higher airfare!
  • Optional tours/reception/transportation - $150-250
  • Estimated total - $1200 + airfare


The registration deadline for the 2024 LEADs trip is Jan. 25 for a guaranteed hotel room. Register through your County Coordinator. County contact information is located on the right-hand side of this link under "County Farm Bureaus." Use the drop-down to locate your county. 


KFB has a rooming block at the Courtyard by Marriott Washington, 901 L St., NW Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 589-1800. KFB will book rooms for members and the cost will be part of your total registration cost. Please be sure to get your registration in before Jan. 25 to ensure there is a room at the reduced rate.