All events are hosted at the Manhattan Conference Center unless otherwise noted. 

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Sat., Dec. 3

4 p.m. - Silent Auction accepting donations

5 p.m. - Registration opens

5:30 p.m. - Receptions: General reception is open to all attendees. Leaders Circle reception iinvitation only.

Silent Auction opens

6:30 p.m. - KFB's Foundations' Fundraiser event features dinner and Dueling Pianos. 



Sun., Dec. 4

7:30 a.m. - Vespers

7:45 a.m. - Registration and Silent Auction opens

8:30 a.m. - General Session

  • County Farm Bureau awards
  • Membership Traveling Trophy
  • Friends of Agriculture awards
  • Natural Resources award
  • Media awards
  • Partnership award
  • Keynote: Dr. Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence 

9 a.m. - Tradeshow opens

9:45 a.m. - County delegate photos

10 a.m. - Round 1 workshops

11 a.m. - Round 2 workshops

11:50 a.m. - Open discussion of resolutions

Noon - 1:20 p.m. - Lunch in the Little Apple/YF&R Lunch/Coordinator's Lunch/Resolutions Committee Lunch

1:30 p.m. - Round 3 workshops

2:20 p.m. - Silent Auction & Tradeshow closes

2:45 p.m. - Break at KFB Headquarters (2627 KFB Plaza)

3:15-4 p.m. - Policy Update from KFB's policy team at KFB Headquarters (2627 KFB Plaza)

4-6 p.m. - Pick up Silent Auction items

5 p.m. - Reception and county delegate photos

6:30 p.m. - Banquet

  • KFB President Rich Felts
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Farm Families of the Year awards
  • Leadership KFB recognition
  • Casten Fellows class announced



Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world.

He is the economist for several national and international organizations including Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, American Supply Association, Chemical Coaters Association International and others. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies including Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Minnesota, North Dakota and Kansas.

Prior to starting Armada in 1999 he was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies. 

Chris is the co-author of The Flagship and the Strategic Intelligence System - both publications from Armada. He is also responsible for Fabrinomics from the FMA and The Advisor for ASA. 



Mon., Dec. 5

7:30 a.m. - Registration opens

8 a.m. - Caucus meetings

9 a.m. - County delegate photos

9:30 a.m. - Business session convenes


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