Conference for young farmers
Young farmers, ranchers, and others interested in agriculture are encouraged to register for the 2018 Oregon Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference, set for Nov. 9-11, at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond.
Open to Farm Bureau members ages 16 through 35, the conference is geared toward young people interested in improving their leadership and communication skills, learning about the most important issues impacting Oregon agriculture, gaining business tips from experts, networking with peers, and having fun.
The $50 registration is due by Nov. 2. Find the registration form and more information at oregonfb.org/yfrconference.
Featured speakers at the conference include:
. Steve Gannaway, director of training and development for Illinois Farm Bureau, speaking on "Why Do People Do the Things They Do?". Public relations expert Shannon Berg and Oregon rancher Elias Eiguren speaking on "Lessons from the Owyhee Canyonlands.". Past National FFA Officer Jason Wetzler.. Closing speaker Damian Mason on "The F Words of Ag."
Breakout sessions with ag industry experts will be offered in the topic tracks of ag business, natural resources, industry support, and leadership.
Social events include a Friday game night and Saturday night karaoke party with DJ Brennan Cooper.