Please contact Autumn Jacobs at (402) 421-4470 or Alena Kovalenko at (402) 421-4410 to register. You can also register in Kearney.


Sunday, December 4

3:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Convention Registration

3:30 p.m.
NEFB Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
YF&R Committee Meeting

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception – Hosted by NEFB-PAC
All Members Invited
Jim Pillen as invited guest
Guided Hunt Silent Auction

Monday, December 5

7:30 – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Convention & Voting Delegate Registration

Trade Show

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

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. & 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
President’s Annual Address – Mark McHargue

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Trade Show
President’s Annual Address – Mark McHargue

1:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker – Harvest the Humor: A Celebration of Life on the Farm, Jolene Brown

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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

SLPC Meeting – Committee Members Only

5:15 p.m.
Member Benefit Recognition Reception
Trade Show Prizes. (Open to everyone)

6:30 p.m.
Grower’s Gala
Celebrate like a rhinestone cowboy in your stylish 70s sparkle while supporting the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation programs.

Tuesday, December 6

7:00 — 11:45 A.m. & 1:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Convention & Voting Delegate Registration

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

8:00 a.m.
New Delegate Orientation

FBFS Agents Meeting

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, By-law Amendment, Policy Resolutions & Discussion

11:45 a.m.
We Love Our Members Lunch

FBFS Agent Recognition, Awards (Achievement Award, Discussion Meet Winner), Leadership Academy Graduation, Quota County, & Century Club, SLPC Recognition

(Trade show prize to be given out)

1:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Voting Delegate General Session

  • Board Elections
  • Retiring Board Members

(Trade show prize to be given out)

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

6:30 p.m.
Annual Farm Bureau Banquet

  • Emcee—Jay Miralles, FBFS Sales Growth Consultant
  • Silver Eagle Award Presentation

Keynote Speaker

Harvest the Humor: A Celebration of Life on the Farm, Jolene Brown

1:15 p.m. — Diamond 4, 5, 9, 10

In this joy-filled tribute to those of us living and working on the farm, you’ll find yourself laughing and commiserating with your friends and neighbors. Together we’ll discover that juggling farm life with a smile can save your sanity—and your marriage. Get ready for real life lessons learned as we deal with breakdowns and parts runs, family in-laws farm priorities, and communication (or lack of it!). Most of all, you’ll leave with big smiles on your faces and mighty glad that your farm roots run deep. It’s time to celebrate!

(Tradeshow prize to be given out)


Another New Congress: More Opportunities and More Challenges, Jordan Dux, NEFB

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. — Diamond 2

The 118th Congress will be gaveled into session next month with many new faces. Come learn what Farm Bureau has in store to ensure the priorities of farm and ranch families are heard in Washington, D.C.

To National Ag Week…and Beyond!, Courtney Shreve, NFB Foundation/Ag Promotion Committee

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. — Diamond 3

To help you celebrate National Agriculture Week, March 19–25, 2023, staff from the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation have developed a resource kit for your county to make Ag Week planning, promotion, and celebration easy. Join us for an active session to explore new resources and learn more about how to coordinate your efforts, plan ahead, and order supplies. This session will offer new ideas to share about agriculture in the classroom during National Ag Week, Agriculture Reading Hour, county fair, and agriculture awareness days. Join us to explore how you can combine our materials with your passion to make a meaningful difference!

Engaging in Advocacy and Being the Influential Voice, Cody Lyon, AFBF

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. — Diamond 7

Our advocacy programs strive to make a significant difference in the lives of farmers and ranchers, and their communities. The best place to start is with “why we advocate.” Farm Bureau needs champion advocates like you. We need farmers and ranchers to stand up for ag policies. Whether you are a leader or just getting started in Farm Bureau, you can raise your voice to influence policies impacting agriculture. This session will offer actionable techniques and examples to help refresh and renew your advocacy practices.

Cyber Security Workshop, Kenneth A. Schmutz, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. & 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — Diamond 8

As cyber threats grow, so does the risk of cyberattacks on farmers’ and ranchers’ operations and their supply chain partners. In a world where foreign nations and high-tech criminals have set their sights on U.S. agriculture and food production, it’s important agriculture producers understand the escalating cyber security threats and what they can do to protect themselves.

Climate Markets and Agriculture, Andrew Walmsley, AFBF; Lukas Fricke, NEFB Member

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. & 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — Diamond 2

The buzz around climate markets continues to grow, but what does it mean to farmers and ranchers in Nebraska? This panel discussion on this important topic will help make sense of this complex new space.

From Ooh to Awesome! Tools to achieve greater impact with social media, Paula Peterson

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. — Diamond 3

Did you know that adding a video to your social media post makes it 38% more likely to get noticed? Attend this workshop for a step-by-step introduction to using Canva, KineMaster, and imovie to help grab more views on your social media. Creatively sharing the farm and ranch online allows us to reach a large audience, many of whom have no connection to agriculture. This workshop will give you simple tools and ideas that can help you get noticed and make a positive impact!

The Positives of Passing it On, Jolene Brown

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — Diamond 4, 5, 9, 10

If you want to honor the family while building and transitioning your business, you’ve important decisions to make and actions to take….starting today. In this upbeat, interactive workshop we’ll learn lessons from successful leaders and managers of a legacy business. It becomes clear they do the work necessary to have a right and experienced leader, create and use specific and realistic management tools, and lay a solid foundation including legal documents to assure peace of mind.

Hotel Room Reservation

You must specify that you are with Nebraska Farm Bureau to receive the discounted rates shown below. The NEFB block of rooms will be released to the general public on November 7.

Check out time is noon. The hotels will be unable to extend late checkout. Learn more at

Holiday Inn
110 S. 2nd Ave.
(308) 237-5971

Comfort Inn
118 S. 3rd Ave.
(308) 236-3400

Fairfield Inn
510 W. Talmadge Rd.
(308) 236-4200

La Quinta Inn
108 3rd Ave.
(308) 237-4400

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