Kansas Farm Bureau to celebrate centennial in December

Kansas Farm Bureau will celebrate its 100 th annual meeting Dec. 2-4 in Manhattan.

“This annual meeting will mark more than a century of work for the state’s largest farm organization,” Rich Felts, President of Kansas Farm Bureau, says. “The work that began when farmers and ranchers joined as one because they knew they were stronger together continues today. We look forward to celebrating with our members, county Farm Bureaus and friends from across the state.”

The event will begin Sunday evening at the Manhattan Conference Center with a kick-off banquet featuring remarks from Felts. Farm Family designees and the Distinguished Service Award winner will be recognized.

On Monday, informational workshops, tradeshow vendors and a silent auction will be available to attendees. During the morning general session awards for Friends of Agriculture, Natural Resources, YF&R programs and the YF&R photo contest will be presented. Rick McNary, Butler County Farm Bureau member and champion of farmers who has a passion for ending world hunger, will present the keynote Monday afternoon. County Farm Bureaus and the 2018 class of Leadership KFB will also be recognized.

A fundraiser for KFB’s Foundation for Agriculture and Legal Foundation will be held Monday night that features dueling pianos.

On Tuesday, voting delegates will debate and adopt policy statements for 2019 and elect the KFB president and board members from the even-numbered Farm Bureau districts. 


All events held at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center unless noted otherwise.

Sun., Dec. 2

6 p.m.


  • President's Speech
  • Dale Moore, American Farm Bureau Federation
  • Farm Family awards
  • Distinguished Service awards

Mon., Dec. 3

7:30 a.m.

Registration open

8 a.m.

Kickoff General Session

  • Friends of Ag awards
  • Natural Resources awards
  • Photo contest winners
  • YF&R awards
  • Membership traveling trophy
  • Partnership award

9:45 a.m.


10:40 a.m.

Workshops and county coordinator-focused training

11:40 a.m.

Open discussion of resolutions


Lunch in the Little Apple

  • Masters Lunch
  • YF&R Lunch
  • Coordinator's Lunch
  • RC Lunch

1:30 p.m.

General Session

  • Awards for Excellence
  • New Horizon Award
  • County Progress Awards
  • Leadership KFB Graduation
  • People's Choice Photo Winner
  • Keynote by Rick McNary 

3 p.m.


4:15 p.m.


6:30 p.m.

Foundation Fundraiser at the K-State Alumni Center featuring Dueling Pianos

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Tues., Dec. 4

7:30 a.m.

Registration open

8 a.m.

  • Odd District Caucus Meetings
  • Legislative Update featuring AFBF's Dale Moore 

9:30 a.m.

  • Even District Caucus Meetings
  • Legislative Update featuring AFBF's Dale Moore

10:45 a.m.

Delegate Session

11:30 a.m.


1 p.m.

Resume Delegate Session