2024 AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference
 
Conference Schedule

2024 Farm Bureau YF&R Leadership Conference

Omaha, NE
March 8-11, 2024

**The Hilton Omaha is the host hotel and CHI Health Center Omaha will host the majority of the general sessions, breakout sessions, meals and other events**

 

Friday, March 8, 2024

12:30 – 7:00 PM
Registration  

1:00 – 5:00 PM
YF&R Chair Enhancement and Networking Session
**Invitation Only

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Collegiate Discussion Meet Orientations

5:00 – 5:45 PM
MANRRS Fellows Orientation
**Invitation Only

5:45 – 7:00 PM
YF&R State Chair and Coordinator Reception
**Invitation Only

6:00 – 6:45 PM
Conference First-Timers Session

If you are a new attendee, this session is for you! Representatives from the AFBF YF&R Committee will welcome you warmly and guide you in making the most of your conference experience. Get networking tips, learn how to navigate the conference app and get suggestions to help make the most of your time in Omaha.

7:30 – 9:30 PM
Welcome Reception with Table Hosts

Join your fellow members at the Welcome Reception to network with attendees, hear last-minute announcements and have some fun. The first 300 members will receive a free drink coupon for a bottle of water, can of soda or a cocktail (if over 21). Make sure to visit the table hosts to receive a raffle ticket for your chance to win some great prizes.

 

Saturday, March 9, 2024

7:00 – 7:45 AM
Conference Fitness

Let’s get the heart pumping with a 5K Fun Run/Walk with fellow conference attendees. All are welcome to join as the group runs/walks alongside the running path behind the convention center. Please meet the group at 6:55 a.m. to head out at the top of the hour. The group will meet at the front door of the Hilton Omaha.
*Weather permitting.
 
8:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Registration
 
8:30 - 10:15 AM
General Session
 
10:15 – 11:00 AM
Beverage Break and Community Service
 
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Collegiate Discussion Meet – Round 1
 
11:00 AM– 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
 
12:00 – 1:15 PM
Networking Luncheon 
 
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Breakout Sessions

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Beverage Break

2:35 PM
Collegiate Discussion Meet - Round 2 Room Announcement

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Collegiate Discussion Meet - Round 2

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Breakout Sessions  

4:15 – 5:15 PM
Power Hour 

5:30 – 8:00 PM
Night Out Dinner – Offsite and On Your Own

8:00 – 11:00 PM
Evening Entertainment with Announcement of Collegiate Discussion Meet Sweet 16 at the Durham Museum

 

Sunday, March 10, 2024
*We encourage you to wear YF&R apparel today.

7:45 AM – 5:45 PM
Registration
 
8:00 – 8:45 AM
Collegiate Discussion Meet – Sweet 16
 
8:30 – 8:55 AM
Morning Devotions
Start your day off right with morning devotions. Join us for a time of joy, gratitude, reflection and fellowship.
 
9:00 - 10:15 AM
General Session
 
10:15 – 11:00 AM
Beverage Break and Community Service
 
11:00 – 11:45 AM
YF&R State Coordinator Meeting
 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
                                                                 
12:15 – 1:45 PM
Networking Luncheon and PAL Graduation
 
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
 
2:00 – 3:30 PM
State Coordinator Learning Session
*Invitation Only
 
3:00 – 3:30 PM
Beverage Break        
 
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Power Hour
 
5:00 – 5:45 PM
Collegiate Discussion Meet- Final Four
 
5:45 – 6:45 PM
Social Hour
Join your fellow conference attendees before the program banquets for an hour of networking and conversation. During the social hour, consider reconnecting with someone that you have met at the conference or strike up a conversation with someone new. The hour is designed to allow attendees to relax, enjoy each other’s company and prepare to celebrate another successful programmatic year. 
 
Starting at 6:45 PM
YF&R Program Celebration
 

Monday, March 11, 2024

8:30 – 11:00 AM
Registration
 
8:30 – 9:30 AM
State Coordinator/Chair Breakfast
*Invitation Only
 
8:30 – 9:30 AM
MANRRS Fellows Closing Breakfast
**Invitation Only
 
9:45 – 10:45 AM
Closing Session
 
Starting at 11:00 AM
Tours
 
6:00 – 10:30 PM
Grand Finale Event at the Kiewit Luminarium