yfr conference2019

Keynote Speaker

matt lohr

Matt Lohr

Matt Lohr loves living life to the fullest. Some of his many adventures include personally visiting with three U.S. Presidents, riding a bull, hiking the Grand Canyon, flying a plane, winning a new Dodge truck, teaching middle school, climbing Mt. Fuji and entertaining audiences in all 50 states.   

Matt developed a passion for speaking as a young FFA member and went on to serve as both state FFA president and national FFA vice president before graduating from Virginia Tech.  He carried those FFA leadership skills into public office as he served three terms in the Virginia state legislature before becoming Virginia’s 14th Commissioner of Agriculture.  Following public office, he spent four years developing and leading the Farm Credit of the Virginia’s Knowledge Center. 

Today Matt divides his time between running his family’s Century Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and motivating others throughout the nation with his speaking company, Lohr Leadership.  Matt and his wife Beth stay “young” raising their six beautiful children.