Top 10 Reasons to Attend Convention



Erin Anthony

Director, Communications

If you haven’t registered to attend the 2023 American Farm Bureau Convention yet, here are some reasons you simply cannot miss out!

10. 3 Action-Packed General Sessions
Feel the energy from the lights, sights and sounds of general session in the brand new, state of the art, Coca-Cola Music Hall. General sessions feature keynote addresses from AFBF President Zippy Duvall plus two top secret speakers to be announced very soon! Check out the full schedule of events.

9. Puerto Rico Tours
From coffee plantations and tropical fruit farms to rainforests and beaches – experience Puerto Rico on our fabulous day-trip tours. Or, extend your stay and explore the island on our Post-Convention Puerto Rico Ag & Leisure Tour hosted by Explorations by Thor.

8. Ag Innovation Challenge
Watch as 10 entrepreneurs pitch their innovative businesses to a panel of judges in an effort to win the grand prize: $50,000 in startup funds and title of Ag Innovation Challenge Winner.

7. Convention Trade Show
Immerse yourself in an agricultural experience through the Trade Show’s cutting-edge innovations in agriculture, powerful speakers and exhibitors showcasing the latest in ag technology, tools and services. Plus, catch some TED-style talks on the Cultivation Center Stage or celebrate our Grassroots at this popular opening reception.

6. Communicate, Collaborate & Influence (CCI) – a Consumer Engagement Program
Have you ever struggled to effectively engage with consumers? All convention attendees are invited to attend this pre-convention consumer engagement programming to build your skills and confidence for conveying the significance of agriculture to non-farmers.

5. Farm Dog of the Year Award
Join us to see which faithful farm friend wins the honor of Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year, sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare. Plus, catch the moving video featuring the winning canine!

4. Young Farmers & Ranchers Competitive Events
Support your state’s Young Farmers & Ranchers members as they compete for top honors in the Discussion Meet, Excellence in Ag and Achievement Award competitions.

3. Flapjack Fundraiser
Support the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and fill up on delicious flapjacks at the Sunday morning Flapjack Fundraiser. Plus, see who wins the Book of the Year Award!

2. Educational Opportunities
Nowhere else will you get your choice of multiple workshops focused on ag-related topics from public policy to communications and member engagement. Learn from world-class speakers and educators on topics geared to inspire you and increase your knowledge.

1. Mi Familia
The American Farm Bureau Convention isn’t just our flagship event as an organization: it truly is a family reunion. The 2023 convention theme celebrates how, across Farm Bureau, we are truly a family. I hope each of you will make plans to join us and invite friends and neighbors to be a part of this event.

Not convinced? Check out this video from President Duvall. Register today and join us in Puerto Rico!