Saturday, Dec. 2 through Monday, Dec. 4

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

Download workshop descriptions here.

Saturday, Dec.2

4-6 p.m. - Drop off items for the Silent Auction. Pre-register your Silent Auction donations here

Evening: KFB's Foundations' Fundraiser Event, Cousin Eddie's Christmas Party - Click here to purchase tickets

Sunday, Dec. 3

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: Larry Hatteberg, retired KAKE-TV personality and host of "Hatteberg's People" on PBS

9 a.m. - Tradeshow opens

11 a.m. - Round 1 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 2 workshops

2:45 p.m. - Silent Auction closes, 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 purchases

5:30 p.m. - Reception and county delegate photos

6:30 p.m. - Banquet

  • KFB President Joe Newland
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Farm Families of the Year awards
  • Leadership KFB recognition
  • Casten Fellows recognition

For 51 years, Larry Hatteberg brought a special kind of television to Kansas. His constant search for ordinary people, whose stories illuminate larger issues, put him in a position to develop a personal relationship with Kansas viewers.

On Nov. 25, 2014, Larry left KAKE-TV to pursue stories that he’s wanted to do for years, but could not, due to the requirements of daily television journalism.  

Throughout the nation, he is known as an Emmy award-winning video storyteller who can “touch” people with his television journalism. With more than 120 national, regional and state awards, Larry has helped set broadcast standards for television journalists all over the world.

His national award-winning “Hatteberg’s People” series was the longest running television feature in Kansas.  Nearly- two thousand Kansans have been profiled. The series has taken Larry to 17 foreign countries in search of Kansas people. 

In 2016, Larry was asked to create a "Hatteberg’s People" half-hour show for PBS affiliate KPTS (Channel 8) in Wichita. Relying on the vast Hatteberg’s People story file to show those stories that have made a difference to Kansas viewers.  He is joined by his longtime co-anchor and friend, Susan Peters.

Based on the TV series, Larry published two successful books and DVDs called “Larry Hatteberg’s Kansas people”. These best-selling books and DVDs profile Kansans who make the state a unique place to live.

Larry’s television career began at KAKE in 1963 when he started as a part-time film lab technician. He’s been a photographer, chief photographer, assistant news director, executive news director and was prime-time co-anchor of KAKE News at Five and 10 p.m. with co-anchor Susan Peters.

There are few major awards Larry hasn’t won, including a regional Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has also received an Emmy for Lifetime Achievement.  

Hear a preview of Larry's talk on this episode of KFB's Inside Ag podcast. 

Monday, Dec. 4

7:30 a.m. - Registration opens, Candidate forum begins

8 a.m. -  Caucus meetings

9 a.m. - County delegate photos, Networking break

9:30 a.m. - Business session convenes

  • Delegates will elect at-large board members to serve as chair of the Womens Leadership Committee and Vice President. Members can learn more about the announced candidates for Vice President and Womens Leadership Committee here (member log-in required).

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