2023 AFBF Fusion Conference
Sunday Program Banquets


Each year YF&R members come together to celebrate another successful year of programing, competitions and relationship building. During the YF&R program banquet at FUSION, we will announce our Harvest for All and Collegiate Discussion Meet winners, show our appreciation to our retiring AFBF YF&R Committee members, meet the 2023-2025 AFBF Committee members and hear closing remarks from Alisha Schwertner. 

Women’s Leadership

Get ready for the best girl’s night out!  Join us as we laugh with friends at the American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership program banquet on Sunday during FUSION. We welcome all Farm Bureau women for an entertaining and inspiring evening. Attendees are sure to enjoy featured guest humorist and writer, Lisa Smartt, who will share her Southern charm and wisdom. Also, be inspired as we reflect on the impact of the Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership program, look ahead at what’s to come and hear remarks from AFBWLC Chair, Isabella Chism.

Promotion & Education

During the Sunday evening P&E program banquet, attendees will enjoy a keynote from food and farming enthusiast, Janice Person, Owner of Grounded Communications, a company dedicated to bridging the food and farm worlds. Additionally, we will celebrate the AFBF P&E accomplishments, recognize our outgoing leaders, welcome our new leaders and hear from outgoing Chair, Stacey Lauwers. As you strive to confidently engage with consumers to share the story of agriculture, the support and inspiration from this group will propel you in all of your outreach efforts!