2022 AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference

Delatorro McNeal, II

Saturday Morning Keynote Speaker

As the founder of Platinum Performance Global, Delatorro is an internationally renowned Peak Performance Expert, keynote speaker, conference host, and best-selling author. He has spoken in 49 of the 50 US states and abroad and has delivered more than 4,000 presentations over the past 15 years to major corporations, professional associations, conventions, pro-sports teams, churches, and leadership conferences.

Delatorro holds the prestigious CSP designation, the highest international recognition of professional speaking excellence, and is in the top 7% of paid professional speakers worldwide. He has been featured on national and worldwide television networks like FOX, ABC, NBC, BET, TBN, Daystar and Oxygen as well as syndicated radio shows across America. Earlier this year he was featured on NBC’s Today Show.

He is a proud and active member of the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. He is also the proud father of two amazing daughters and resides in Tampa, Florida.

Braxten Nielson

Sunday Morning Keynote Speaker


Braxten is from Roosevelt Utah, where he lives with his beautiful wife Heather and new daughter Jaida. He grew up loving the outdoors where he did a lot of camping, hunting, fishing, and working on his family’s ranch with his dad and family. He excelled in sports and was a three-sport athlete throughout high school where he received all-state football, basketball, and baseball recognition and awards. In college he joined the college rodeo team and now enjoys team roping.

He is very close to his family and friends and enjoys building new relationships with people everywhere he goes. His motto, “We were Born to Succeed,” has been a quote that he has lived by and believes in. Braxten wants to share his message about hard work, being resilient and how to keep positive and overcome setbacks and challenges.

President Zippy Duvall

Monday Morning Keynote Speaker

Zippy Duvall has served as president of the American Farm Bureau Federation since 2016. He is a third-generation farmer from Georgia. He owns a beef cow herd, raises broiler chickens and grows his own hay, all while continuing to restore the land he inherited.

Through his leadership as AFBF president, Duvall has helped to shape a new farm bill, defeat misguided regulations, shepherd new trade agreements and ensure farmers and ranchers are supported through natural disasters and the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2017, Duvall was honored by the National 4-H Council as a founding luminary, a group of influential 4-H alumni. Prior to being elected AFBF president, he was president of the Georgia Farm Bureau and served on the AFBF board of directors. Duvall and his late wife, Bonnie, were married for more than 40 years, raised four children and welcomed five grandchildren. They were honored with the national Young Farmer and Rancher Award in 1982.