2024 AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the ideal travel days for the conference?
A: Our suggestion is to arrive on Friday afternoon, March 8th, and depart on Tuesday morning, March 11th. The Grand Finale Event will conclude Monday evening around 10:30 p.m. For those members who serve as state chair, we encourage them to arrive Friday morning, to attend the state chair training that will take place after lunch that day.


Q: Does the hotel have a shuttle to and from the airport?
A: Yes, the hotel does offer shuttle service from the airport to the hotel, and back to the airport, on a limited schedule. Please contact the hotel at 402-899-3400 for more information.


Q: Why is there a cost associated with some tours but not with others?
A: Depending on the location and activities, some tours are more expensive than others. Many of the tours are included in your registration cost. Tours with additional costs are noted as such on the registration site.


Q: Where will the conference be held?
A: The majority of the events, including general and breakout sessions, lunches and PowerHours will be held at the CHI Health Center. The Collegiate Discussion Meet competition and Friday Opening Recetpion will be held at the Hilton Omaha Downtown. The Saturday Night Entertainment will be held at the Durham Museum and the Monday Grand Finale event will be held at the Kiewit Luminarium.


Q: What’s the best way to get from the host hotel to the CHI Health Center?
A: There is a sky walk that connects the two buildings, or it is a quick 2-minute walk across the street.


Q: Are any and all Farm Bureau members invited to attend this conference?
A: Yes! The focus of the conference is for members of the Young Farmers & Ranchers program (ages 18-35), but the conference is open to any Farm Bureau member.


Q: What meals are provided with general registration?
A: Light refreshments will be provided during the Opening Reception and during the Saturday Night Entertainment. Lunch is provided at the CHI Health Center on Saturday and Sunday, and a boxed lunch is provided to those attending a tour or training on Monday. Dinner is provided on Sunday and Monday evenings.


Q: What is the general dress code for the conference?
A: Attendees are encouraged to wear nice to business casual on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a program wearable on Sunday. With tours taking place on Monday, attendees are encouraged to wear nice casual clothes with closed toe shoes. Collegiate Discussion Meet competitors are asked to wear business professional when competing.


Q: Can people register on-site?
A: No. Unfortunately, there is no onsite registration.


Q: Will YF&R Leadership Conference be held every year?
A: The Farm Bureau YF&R Leadership Conference is held every other year (in even numbered years). Additionally, in even years, the Women’s Leadership program hosts the Women’s ACE Summit in Washington D.C., and the Promotion & Education program offers Target Training (in various locations). In odd numbered years, the three programs come together to host the Farm Bureau FUSION Conference (in various locations) which is open to all program members.