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“Step Up, Drive Forward” to the 2025 American Farm Bureau Convention

Zippy Duvall


photo credit: AFBF Photo

Farmers and ranchers are always looking to the future, whether that’s finding ways we can be more innovative and efficient or building up our local communities. Often, it’s both—and more! The 2025 American Farm Bureau Convention will showcase that spirit across agriculture and the Farm Bureau family as we step up and drive forward together. I hope you already have your calendar marked to join us in San Antonio, January 24-29. I’d like to give you a few reasons to get excited, and to encourage everyone to join us. You will not want to miss out on this premier event!

Our American Farm Bureau team is already gearing up for our time together at our biggest Farm Bureau family reunion of the year. It might only be June, but our team is all in to ensure the 2025 AFBF Convention is enjoyable, educational and inspiring for all. You can be on the lookout for a full lineup of engaging workshops covering topics like leadership training, member development, consumer trends, and policy insights. While we don’t have a crystal ball for all you and your farm may face in 2025, we will have the best tools and resources to ensure you are ready to drive forward in the new year.

The 2025 American Farm Bureau Convention will showcase that spirit across agriculture and the Farm Bureau family as we step up and drive forward together.

You can also expect all your favorite Farm Bureau events and friendly competitions. Young farmers and ranchers from across the country will showcase how they’re stepping up as leaders through our Discussion Meet, Excellence in Ag, and Ag Achievement award competitions.

The latest agricultural innovations will take the spotlight at our Trade Show with exhibits from across the country, and at center stage will be our Ag Innovation Challenge. Farm Bureau is proud to continue to partner with Farm Credit and our generous sponsors to spur on new, innovative businesses as they help drive agriculture and rural America forward.

And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten a Farm Bureau fan favorite ... Get those tails wagging because we will announce the next Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year, and you all will have a chance to vote for the People’s Choice Pup. There’s still time to nominate your favorite farm dog, by the way. The contest closes on July 12, and we can’t wait to see the top dogs from across farm country.

Finally, I am especially looking forward to recognizing and celebrating our county presidents from across Farm Bureau. As you have likely heard me say throughout this year already, I have declared this the Year of the County President. Our county presidents are the unsung heroes of Farm Bureau, but that needs to change. This is a leading role in our organization, as these dedicated men and women drive solutions and change at the local level, leading to broader impacts on the state and national level. If you’re a county president, I hope you will make every effort to join us, so that we can celebrate how you are stepping up in your community and driving agriculture forward.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements leading up to the 2025 American Farm Bureau Convention. In the meantime, mark your calendars for January 24-29, 2025. I hope to see you in San Antonio!