Agriculture Tours and Trips
These tours provide the opportunity for participants to learn more about different areas of the agricultural industry. The locations of the tours varies. In 2015, the tours took place in Washington, D.C., Alaska and St. Louis, MO. Trips in 2016 will take place in Washington, D.C., Michigan and Hawaii. Participants must be members of the organization. Click here to learn about current trips and tours.
The Kansas Commodity Classic is an annual event sponsored by the Kansas Corn, Grain Sorghum and Wheat Commissions bringing the various grower groups together. Kansas Farm Bureau will hold a policy discussion for all interested members the evening before and plan Ag Advisory Committee meetings in conjunction with the event. Find more information here.
Day at the Statehouse
This event provides an opportunity for members to learn about current legislative issues and advocate policy with lawmakers. This one-day event takes place in Topeka, KS. Participants must register for the event. For more information and to register for the 2018 Day at Statehouse event, go here.
District Issue Surfacing and Listening Posts
The purpose of these events are to provide opportunities for the discussion of policy issues affecting production agriculture and rural Kansas. They take place in the local districts and are usually in the evening, but are occasionally breakfast or lunch events. Participants must be voting members of the organization.
Farm Shows and State Fair
Participants have the opportunity to interact with the public, sharing about agriculture and Farm Bureau. These events are open to all volunteers. Those interested can sign up for a specified event for 2-3 hour shifts. The events are located across Kansas, with the state fair located in Hutchinson.
KFB Annual Meeting
Voting members of the organization can be selected by their counties to serve as delegates at the annual meeting. Delegates are expected to participate in the full, two-day annual meeting, which takes place in Manhattan, KS. Click Here for information about the 2017 Annual Meeting.
Participants of Leaders Engaged and Acting in D.C. have the opportunity to visit and tour Washington, D.C., meet with their Kansas representatives and see Farm Bureau policy in action on the national level. LEADs takes place every two years, with the next trip coming in March 2018. Participants must be serving as county board members. Learn more about the 2018 opportunity here.
YF&R Leader’s Conference
This conference is focused on professional development in the agricultural industry, delivered via keynote speakers, workshops, a tradeshow, competitive events, tours and social events. This three-day conference typically occurs on the last weekend in January and is open to both members and non-members who are interested in production agriculture. A similar national-level conference takes place at a different location in the U.S. each February. Click here for information about the 2018 YF&R Leaders Conference.