25 Workshops in 5 Tracks on tap at AFBF Annual Convention


Washington -- More than 25 educational workshops will be offered at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention, Jan. 12-15, 2014, in San Antonio. That’s up from 12 workshops offered in previous years.

Workshops are organized into five tracks:

Building Better Advocates. Just talking about the issues is not enough for Farm Bureau members. In the context of becoming a better advocate for agriculture, workshops provide information and give members the tools to communicate and advocate.

Building Better Businesses. Farm Bureau members care about the bottom line on their farms and ranches. These workshops provide valuable updates on economics and other impacts on the farm. From markets to farm transitions, the business side of agriculture is important to our members.

Building Better Leaders. Both personal and organization leadership are priorities for Farm Bureau. These workshops focus on the skills and ideas leaders can take home and apply at their county and state Farm Bureaus.

Building Better Technology. Staying on top of the latest technologies and upcoming trends in agriculture can be an exciting yet daunting task. These workshops will help bring focus to where agriculture is headed.

Building Better Memories. There are many memories to be made at convention this year. From history to food, and innovation to customer service, these workshops showcase some of the fun to take back home from San Antonio.

In addition to the five main workshop tracks, AFBF will showcase two featured workshops and two insurance workshops. Attendees may select a track and follow all of the offerings specific to their choice, or mix and match. All workshop descriptions will be available in the program and on the new Annual Convention app.

The convention kicks off with the opening general session on Sunday morning, when AFBF President Bob Stallman will share Farm Bureau’s direction for 2014. At the closing general session on Monday afternoon General Stan McChrystal will provide lessons in leadership.

Members attending the convention are encouraged to support ag literacy by bidding on items in the online/onsite auction and purchasing tickets to attend the Flapjack Fundraiser, the golf outing or the Foundation’s Night Out event. Learn more at http://annualconvention.fb.org/.

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