• 2020 NYFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference

    February 15-16, 2020

    Growing With Farm Bureau: Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference

    Eden Resort - 222 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

    The NYFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Program is joining with the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals (YAP) for a Leadership Conference: Growing with Farm Bureau. This conference will be held February 15-16, 2020 at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA.  This conference will consist of agricultural and leadership workshops, speakers and networking opportunities geared for young farmers 18-35 years of age.

    Troy L. Ott, Pd.D., Professor of Animal Science and Associate Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State will be one of the keynote speakers on “Biotechnology: Where We are, Where We are Going.”  Attendees will walk away with an understanding of genetic engineering in plants and animals, understand is benefits and impact on agricultural production and be able to discuss the positive changes and positive future it provides for agriculture.

    Young farmers will be able to attend workshops sessions that include topics on: Hemp, Harvest Technology, Chesapeake Bay, No-Till Technology/ Benefits, Business Plan Preparation, Forages, Global Trade, Agritourism Insurance Information, QuickBooks for Farms, Beekeeping & Pollinator Benefits, Grain Marketing, Cultivating a Successful County YAP Program, and Faith of the Farmer.

    The Event Registration includes attending sessions, a t-shirt and meals. The cost for NYFB members to attend this conference is: $100 Event Registration only no room; $230 Event Registration with room - 1 person; and $330 Event Registration with room – 2 people (couple/friends). 

    There are a limited number of $100 scholarships available for NYFB Young Farmers & Rancher attendees.

    The conference will begin with lunch at noon on Saturday Feb. 15 and end after lunch on Sunday Feb. 16.  If you need to travel out on Friday, the cost for the additional hotel night would be $130. The NYFB State YF&R Committee will be there on Friday night and will host a gathering for any NYFB young farmers who are there Friday evening.

    Registration deadline is January 25, 2020. To register visit: http://bit.ly/YAP2020 

    (Note: when registering, select "New York FB Members please click here" when asked who should be billed for your registration and hotel costs. You will be billed by NYFB after the conference.)

    For more information, contact Patti Dugan: pdugan@nyfb.org or call 1-800-342-4143.

  • 2020 Taste of NY Reception and Lobby Day

    March 2-3, 2020


    Save The Date

    NYFB's Annual Legislative Reception and Lobby Day - Albany, NY

                                                              Details will be coming soon.