The 2021 Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Young Farmer Conference will be held virtually Jan. 29-30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening. 

The virtual event will include two keynote speakers, eight live breakout sessions, the Grow Your Future pitch-off with audience voting, networking and additional pre-recorded breakout sessions and webinars. All sessions will be recorded for viewing on-demand. 

The Young Farmer Conference agenda is available on the Young Farmer webpage of and through the young farmer social media channels. 

A highlight of the conference will be remarks by Zach Johnson, known as the Minnesota Millennial Farmer. The confer­ence will also feature Jeff Hav­ens as the keynote speaker. He’ll talk about finding serious solutions and overcoming business challenges, and will do it in a seriously funny way. 

The conference will also feature breakout sessions on a range of subjects, including cutting-edge technologies, new ag opportunities and financial management techniques to help young farmers grow their operations and succeed.

Online registration for the ev­­ent opens Dec. 28 and can be completed at the Young Farmer (YF) webpage of

Discussion meet
The virtual Discussion Meet will be held the evening of Feb. 10. Discussion Meet rules, questions and other information will be available on the YF webpage and through the YF social media channels. Registration for the competition opens Dec. 28 and closes Feb. 5, 2021.