Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

AFBF Seeking Speakers for 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show

Newsroom / March 20, 2017

Calling all speakers! The American Farm Bureau Federation is seeking presentation and workshop speaker submissions for the 2018 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show through May 26. The event takes place Jan. 5-10, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Speakers are sought to present the latest innovations in agriculture to some of the best and most creative minds in the country. The AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show is a premier destination for agriculture education, policy development, industry relationships and cutting-edge innovations, reaching 6,000 farmers and industry leaders from across the United States!

Selected speakers will share their knowledge during 15- to 45-minute sessions with Farm Bureau farmer and rancher members, industry leaders and agricultural professionals. Presenters also will have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with Farm Bureau leaders and other speakers.

Farm Bureau aims to provide specific, action-item focused workshops that offer attendees knowledge they can take back and apply to their own businesses and daily lives. Desired workshops will engage the audience and are intended to serve as a platform for innovation in the areas of farming, ranching, rural communities, business management and cutting-edge technologies in addition to current trends and the future of agriculture.

The deadline for submitting proposals is May 26. Complete a speaker proposal form online at For more information, visit or email

Cyndie Shearing
Director, Communications
(202) 406-3649

  Return to Newsroom

Share This Article