Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference

Nebraska Farm Bureau invites you to join us for the
2015 Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference, January 23-24, 2015! 

Click Here to Register for the Conference

Friday, January 23, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015

10:30 a.m. – Registration

11:30 a.m. – Lunch Welcome: Steve Nelson, NFBF President
Speaker: TBD

12 p.m. – Tours

Tour 1:
Cardinal Farms
CF Industries

Tour 2:
Palmer Old Thyme Candy Shoppe
Bousquet Dairy

Tour 3:
Sioux City Foundry
Cardinal Farms

6:30 p.m. – Dinner, Welcome: Todd Reed, YF&R chair
Congressman Adrian Smith
(To be invited)

8 p.m. – Casino Night and Dance

 8 a.m. – Discussion Meet

8:30 a.m. – Collegiate Farm Bureau Networking Session

9 a.m. – Keynote: “Making a Difference” Steve Gilliland, Speaker Hall of Fame

10:15 a.m. – Break

10:45-11:45 a.m. – Breakouts

A – CDL and DOT
Nick Plate, NE State Patrol

B – “Life After College...and What I Wish I Was Told!”
Kyle Perry, American Farm Bureau Director of Leadership Development

C – “How to Start Your Own Business”
Panel Discussion with representatives from Law, Accounting and Insurance

D – “GMO’S- How Do We Explain Them to Consumers.”
Hilary Maricle and Farm Bureau Ag Promotion Committee

12 p.m. – Lunch, Speakers: “Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best” panelist include:
Keith Olsen, Mark Holoubek, Martey Stewart and Lisa Lunz
Moderator: Jay Ferris, NFBF Director of Grassroots Programs.

2:00 p.m. – Keynote: “There’s a Snake in My Bumper.”
Matt Rush, Certified Zig Ziglar Corporate Trainer/Speaker

2:45- 3:15 p.m. – Break

3:45 p.m. – Breakouts

A – “How to Start Your Own Business”
Panel Discussion with representatives from Law, Accounting and Insurance

B – “Expand Your Operation”
Willow Holoubek, Executive Director of AFAN

C – Marketing and Profitability
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners


6 p.m. – Cash Bar

6:30 p.m. – Dinner/Banquet, Speaker - TBD
Greater Horizon Scholarship Presentation
Entertainment - Peterson Brothers
Recognize retiring Young Farmers and Ranchers members and new committee members



   $80 per adult by January 9, 2015 *$20 per child


Marina Inn Hotel & Conference Center
385 E 4th St, South Sioux City, NE
(402) 494-4000

Click here for directions >>

Hotel Reservations:                                                

Room rates begin at $89 (plus tax).                    
You must contact the hotel by January 1, 2015 and identify yourself as attending the 
Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference for the group room rate.


Friday Tours - Casual                                                
Friday Dinner - Casual                                                
Saturday Conference - Casual                                                
Saturday Banquet - Business 

To register via mail, print the registration form here >>

Print the Young Farmers & Ranchers brochure here >>

Payment Information:
Credit Cards will be processed immediately.
Registration cannot be accepted without payment.
No refunds are available after January 16, 2015.

Cathy Day
Director of Events and Programs
(402) 421-4750
5225 South 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68512
P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501-0299
: (800) 742-4016 or (402) 421-4400
: (402) 421-4439