Annual Meeting and Convention

December 5-7, 2021

Younes Conference Center | Kearney, NE

Online registration is closed. You can register the day of the event.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, December 5

12:00 p.m.
NEFB Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 p.m.
Convention & Voting Delegate Registration

2:00 p.m.
NEFB’s Gubernatorial Forum

4:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception – Hosted by NEFB-PAC
All Members Invited

Monday, December 6

7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
Trade Show

8:30 a.m.
Discussion Meet – Second Round

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Seminar
Matt Rush, Stress Free You

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Workshops

11:30 a.m.
Lunch
President’s Annual Address

1:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Registration Opens
Trade Show

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Matt Rush, Planting the Seeds of Greatness

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Workshops

4:00 p.m.
YF&R Discussion Meet Finals

4:00 p.m.
SLPC Meeting

5:15 p.m.
Member Benefit Recognition Reception
Tradeshow Prizes
County Photos

6:30 p.m.
Grower’s Gala

Tuesday, December 7

7:00 a.m.
Council of Presidents Breakfast
(County President or County Representative Only)

7:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Registration Opens

8:00 a.m.
New Delegate Orientation

8:15 a.m.
Regional Caucuses of Delegate Chairs for the Selection of SLPC Nominees

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Voting Delegate General Session
Secretary-Treasurer Report, Memorials, Nominating Committee Report, NEFB-PAC Report, Delegate Rules, Parliamentary Procedure, Policy Resolutions & Discussion

11:45 a.m.
We Love Our Members Lunch
FBFS Agent Recognition, Awards (Excellence in Ag, Achievement Award, Discussion Meet Winner), Leadership Academy Graduation, Quota County, FB-ACT Awards, SLPC Recognition, 2022 Membership Incentives

1:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Registration Opens

1:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Voting Delegate Session
Board Elections
Retiring Board Members

5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Farm Bureau Reception
County Photos

6:30 p.m.
Annual Farm Bureau Banquet
Silver Eagle Award Presentation

Seminar

Matt Rush, Stress Free You – 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Imagine waking up every day with love, joy, peace and a sound mind. All accomplished by turning off your Stress Switches.

Stress Switches are the “things” that you have allowed to usher stress into your life. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of common stress switches; many of them are hidden in plain sight. Stress Free You has uncovered these stress switches, and will help you identify them, understand how they have turned stress on in your life, and, most importantly, how you can turn them off and eliminate stress.

Keynote Speaker

Matt Rush, Planting the Seeds of Greatness – 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Since the beginning of time, agriculture has understood the necessity of planting seeds in the hope of a harvest. It is who we are, it is what we do. However, times have changed and people in agriculture are no longer viewed as providers. Therefore, if we are going to change that and create a new future, we must begin planting something different. Afterall, it is easy to look back on the past, it is comfortable to enjoy the present, but we must plan for the future by planting new seeds to carry us forward.

Workshops

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Opportunities and Challenges for Agriculture in Developing Climate Markets

Shelby Swain Meyers, AFBF
Diamond 6

With emerging opportunities for farmers and ranchers to enroll in carbon and other ecosystem services credit markets, this session will provide an overview of how these markets are operating and some information that growers should be thinking about ahead of enrolling in a program.

Farm & Ranch of the Future

Joe Luck & Travis Mulliniks
Diamond 7

Technologies are transforming agriculture. Precision technology for livestock nutrition, real-time monitoring of range conditions or herd health, virtual fencing, data management, crop canopy sensors for nitrogen application, advanced pesticide application systems, and autonomous equipment could all be part of managing future farms and ranches. This workshop, featuring researchers from the University of Nebraska, will glimpse into how technology might transform the future of Nebraska’s farms and ranches.

Federal Issues Update

Jordan Dux, Director of National Affairs
Diamond 8

From prices and production figures to a rundown on what farmers and ranchers should expect from Washington, D.C. and the Legislature, this outlook session will focus on what challenges and opportunities may exist in the new year.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Utilizing Your Foundation: Resources for your Community

Courtney Shreve, Director of Outreach Education
Diamond 6

Join us in a fun environment to discover new resources offered by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation. Explore activities to connect with your community in the classroom, during National Ag Week, at the County Fair, or Agriculture Awareness Day. Hear about successful partner projects completed by county Farm Bureaus and the NEFB Foundation. You’ll leave this workshop with new ideas and new energy for you and your county Farm Bureau!

Farm & Ranch of the Future

Joe Luck & Travis Mulliniks
Diamond 7

Technologies are transforming agriculture. Precision technology for livestock nutrition, real-time monitoring of range conditions or herd health, virtual fencing, data management, crop canopy sensors for nitrogen application, advanced pesticide application systems, and autonomous equipment could all be part of managing future farms and ranches. This workshop, featuring researchers from the University of Nebraska, will glimpse into how technology might transform the future of Nebraska’s farms and ranches.

Young People are TOO Busy for Farm Bureau!…Are They?

Audrey Schipporeit, Director of Generational Engagement
Brady Revels, YF&R Chairman
Diamond 8

This myth busting session will help you understand how to attract young people to your county Farm Bureau.

Online registration is closed. You can register the day of the event.