The American Farm Bureau Federation hosted their annual Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri last weekend. According to coordinator Marty Tatman, advocacy, leadership, and motivation were the three key areas of focus this year.
Keynote speakers included former NFL player, Jason Brown, motivation speaker Kelly Barnes, and founder of Voices in Advocacy, Roger Rickard. Breakout sessions covered topics from public speaking to big data. Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell made an appearance to focus on healthy children, and participants even got to spend time in a Q&A with President Zippy Duvall and Vice President Scott VanderWal.
Interview with Marty Tatman –Interview with Marty Tatman, American Farm Bureau Federation
Interview with Katie Farley – Interview with Katie Farley, AFBF Young Farmer & Rancher Committee