By Sunny Andersen
The American Farm Bureau Federation is accepting proposals for workshops and presentations for the 1,100-plus farmers, ranchers and Farm Bureau staff from across the country who will attend the 2023 FUSION Conference March 3-6 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Held every other year, the FUSION Conference brings together members of the Farm Bureau Promotion & Education, Women’s Leadership and the Young Farmers and Ranchers programs to exchange ideas and sharpen their leadership skills. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, share their experiences and identify future needs with fellow Farm Bureau members and staff.
Submissions must be made by Aug. 1 at 12 p.m. Eastern through an online submission form.
The workshops and presentations should stimulate discussion and engagement, meet the variety of interests of conference attendees, promote balanced and forward-thinking, and provide attendees with knowledge and action-items they can apply to their own operations.
Desired breakout session topic areas include:
- Collegiate/Young Professional
- Consumer Engagement
- Member Engagement and Leadership Development
- Innovation and Niche Marketing
- On the Farm
- Policy and Advocacy
Topic areas should provide relevant educational information for the attendees. Conference workshops and presentations must be issue-oriented and content rich and may not be used to sell products and services.
To submit a proposal, complete the online workshop proposal form by Aug.1 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Applicants will be contacted mid-October regarding the next steps. For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit: Call for Speakers (fb.org).
Sunny Andersen, a senior at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is an intern in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Communications Department.