2023 AFBF Fusion Conference
Giving Back

Foundation Auction

An important tradition at FUSION Conference is the auction that supports the ag literacy efforts of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. We need your help to donate items for this important cause. Donating is easy! Visit our online auction website to donate your item(s). The deadline for items is February 23.

Popular items from past auctions include: gift baskets featuring products from your farm, county, or state; jewelry; electronics; home goods; and gift cards.

Since this is an online auction, there’s no need to bring your item(s) to the conference. Instead, you will be given the winners’ information at the conclusion of the auction, and we ask that you ship the items directly to them.

You can support ag literacy by bidding on items, too! The online auction bidding will begin on February 28 and conclude on March 6, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

In addition to the online auction, we will also be holding a mini in-person live auction during the welcome reception at 8:00 p.m. EST on March 3, 2023. Each national committee will be auctioning off an item. Be sure to make your way to the welcome reception to support your respective program area, and come ready to bid high and bid often!

If you have any questions about the auction, please email Chris Young at chrisy@fb.org. Thank you for making the Foundation’s Online Auction a success!

T-Shirt Donation

Help give back to the Jacksonville community throughout your time at FUSION. Rethreaded, a Jacksonville nonprofit organization, has a mission to harnesses the power of business to create a choice for survivors of human trafficking. We will be accepting t-shirt donations at the registration desk through Monday at 11:00 a.m. These t-shirts will be used by survivors to create new items to sell, raising money for services, education and more. Help fill the basket to benefit this wonderful organization!
To aid you in donations – these t-shirts must be:

  • 100% cotton
  • Cannot have side seams

Click here for an example and to purchase a few shirts to bring with you to FUSION.

On Site Community Service

Community service will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. during the morning beverage break. At this time, we will be putting together teacher kits from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Ag that include the book HOW DID THAT GET IN MY LUNCHBOX, one educator guide, and one nutrition poster. We will also be putting together various ag mag packets for teachers on subjects like apples, snacks and food waste. These kits will go to classrooms located in the Duvall County School District in Jacksonville.