You’re all essential. And this year’s 2021 Young Farmers Conference is going to be (essentially) a little different. With the need to maintain social distancing requirements during the ongoing pandemic, this year’s conference will offer young farmers across Iowa the opportunity to participate in one of three conference locations (Carroll, Des Moines or Coralville) – while safely delivering you the information, education and peer interaction you’ve come to expect.

It all takes place on Saturday, January 30, where keynote speaker Jeff Havens will teach you serious solutions for overcoming business challenges in a seriously funny way. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technologies, new ag opportunities and financial management techniques to help you grow and succeed on your farms, through content-rich breakout sessions. Each location will have a mix of live and streamed presentations.

The Young Farmer Discussion Meet competition (sponsored by Altorfer CAT and Ziegler CAT) will take place on Friday, January 29 in Des Moines - with results being announced on Saturday, January 30 at all locations.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! For more information and to view an agenda – see below. To register, contact your local county Farm Bureau. Click here to view the website.

Contact county to register

Please note: Due to restrictions on the number of individuals we can have at businesses and on-site conference locations, ag industry tours and daycare services will not be available this year. We ask that you not bring children to the conference this year and apologize in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.Thank you to our conference sponsors: Conference sponsors

For additional information, contact Mary Foley Balvanz ( 515 225-5463), or your county Farm Bureau office.