4-H & FFA Student Experience
4H and FFA members are invited to attend the 2017 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention. FFA and 4H students will receive FREE admission. One free chaperone and advisor/club leader per chapter/club. Please note: This is a self-guided experience with key learning opportunities along the way. Students must be supervised by a chaperone at ALL TIMES. AFBFA will not provide direct supervision for students attending.
Stop by the AFBF Booth and talk with your AFBF staff. This is your one stop spot for all the answers. Topic experts will answer questions and help you learn more about hot topics regarding agriculture and how they affect farmers and ranchers. AFBF and state staff will be there to offer advice on farm bureau activities and ways to get involved. Also, learn more about the benefits of being a member and the discounts you receive. While you are there, share about why you are Farm Bureau Proud. Come on by, we want to hear from you.
Arizona Ag Tours
All tours will pick up/drop off at the convention center unless other arrangements have been made.
Communicate, Collaborate, Influence
Breakout sessions focusing on learning and development for members, board members, educators and more.
Take some time to listen to one of our IDEAg Cultivation Center presentations. These 15 minute town-hall style workshops cover a variety of topics and serve as the educational centerpiece of the IDEAg Trade Show. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the newest and best ideas, hear FRED Talks (Farmer and Rancher Education), see previews of future workshops, or hear what businesses have to offer at their trade show booth. You can find these speakers in the center of the trade show on the round theater. The Cultivation Center is sure to spark new ideas that will inspire growth into the future.
Farm Bureau® Challenge
The Farm Bureau® Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs working on food and agriculture businesses. The Challenge provides rural entrepreneurs with seed money to help grow their businesses. At the Annual American Farm Bureau Convention, the top 4 rural entrepreneur finalist will pitch their innovative business ideas to a team of judges, with expertise in business development and agribusiness, and a live audience. You will have the chance to vote for People’s Choice Award and watch as the entrepreneurs compete for the title Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year. Come by the Cultivation Center to celebrate the ideas of some of rural America’s finest, future agribusiness leaders.
Farm to 5K
Start your Annual Convention with a bang during the first ever Farm Bureau Farm to 5K! Bring the whole family to interact with other Farm Bureau members and the Phoenix community in a race that will take you through beautiful Downtown Phoenix. The festival area will have music, food trucks and games. There will also be a delayed walking start option.
Join the fun with the Foundation! Attending our fantastic events not only supports our mission to increase agricultural literacy, but are also a great way for you to network with friends, states and colleagues!
Receptions, awards and worship at the AFBF Annual.