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AFBF welcomes submissions of proposals for workshops and presentations during the 2020 Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference taking place March 13-16 in Louisville, Kentucky. Proposals will be accepted through the online submission form. All submissions must be received by Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern.  

Sessions should be forward-thinking and stimulate discussion and engagement with attendees.  Our goal is to provide balanced workshops that meet the variety of interests of conference attendees. We aim to provide specific, action-item focused sessions that provide attendees with knowledge they can take back and apply to their own operations and daily lives. We expect 1,200 plus members and state staff from across the country to participate in the conference. 


Feature Session

Inspire attendees with a 75-minute feature session that explores topics in depth. Past sessions have included panels, documentary viewings, and hands-on workshops.

Breakout Session

Captivate your audience during one of our 60-minute concurrent workshops while exploring your chosen topic.

Proposed Workshop Session Tracks: 

  • Business & Rural Development
  • Collegiate/Young Professional
  • Consumer Engagement
  • Local & Entertainment
  • Member Engagement & Leadership Development
  • Niche Agriculture & Marketing
  • Policy & Advocacy
  • Technology


If you're interested in speaking at the 2020 YF&R Conference, please submit your RFP at


If you have any questions about the speaker proposal process, please email

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