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New York Farm Bureau to Host Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference


The New York Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is hosting this year’s state YF&R LEAP Conference. LEAP represents "Leadership, Engage, Advocate & Policy" which will be the focus areas of the professional development program. 

The conference will be held Feb. 2 and 3, 2024 at Cornell University and will have a noon-to-noon schedule. The conference price is only $49.95 for NYFB members and $69.95 for non-members and that includes an evening reception and a ticket to the Cornell vs. St. Lawrence hockey game. The hotel is an additional $119, and reservations are due by January 18 to receive the special rate.

The conference is a great opportunity for young farmers to invest in themselves, increase their knowledge, and expand their network with other young farmers and agri-professionals who are passionate about agriculture.

The conference agenda includes:

Friday, February 2, beginning at noon.
Engage with Urban Legislators
Panel discussion with urban legislators, Learn the most effective ways to advocate and discuss policy with our urban district leaders.

Workshop: Build your Farm Bureau Resume
presented by American Farm Bureau

Dinner Reception before hockey game with YF&R attendees, NYFB members, and Cornell alumni.
Hockey game: Cornell vs. St. Lawrence  (Red Out/National Wear Red Day)

Saturday, February 3
Panel Discussion: Leadership guide to a Successful Career in the Agriculture Community
Hear from young professionals on how they rose to the top and tips to leading a successful career.

Workshop: Farm Succession Planning
Nationwide Land as Your Legacy

Panel Discussion: Land Access for Beginning and Young Farmers
Learn from organization professionals on different programs available to beginning and young farmers and land access opportunities.

Click here for an event flyer

To register, visit the events page on New York Farm Bureau’s website at www.nyfb.org/events.




New York Farm Bureau is the State’s largest agricultural lobbying/trade organization. Its members and the public know the organization as “The Voice of New York Agriculture.” New York Farm Bureau’s mission is “Supporting today’s agricultural needs and creating member opportunities for tomorrow through advocacy and education.”