INFB Young Farmers to meet

Registration is open for the 2016 INFB Young Farmer Leadership Conference, Jan. 29-31 in Indianapolis.

The conference theme is “United We Grow.”

The event features returning favorites and new activities. Friday night’s schedule includes chair massages, cornhole and euchre tournaments and a kids’ movie.

A “Canstruction” competition begins at 8 p.m. Districts will build structures with cans of food, and then conference attendees will vote on their favorites. All food will be donated to Gleaners Food Bank.

Keynote speaker Wayne Humphreys will address the group on Saturday morning after new INFB President Randy Kron’s welcome. Humphreys is a farmer and humorous speaker.

On Saturday, four rounds of breakout sessions are planned in a four-track format. The tracks are business, production, technology/communication and home/health. Participants may attend sessions in any track during the conference. Sessions for children will run concurrently with the breakout sessions.

“The Dating Game,” an event exclusively for singles to participate in but for anyone to watch, returns from last year. The Dating Game runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Pre-registration for potential participants is required; the State Young Farmer Committee will select participants.

Saturday night features entertainment for adults and children. For kids, Silly Safaris and a pedal pull run between 8 and 9:30 p.m. For adults, the Ag Olympics begin at 8:30 p.m., followed by country band Darlington Road.

Adult registration is $60 per person; children between 12 and 17 are $30. Children 11 and under are free. Hotel rooms are $125 plus tax per night. The registration deadline is Jan. 22.
The 2016 INFB Young Farmer Leadership Conference takes place Jan. 29-31 at the Indianapolis Marriott East. Visit the conference website,, for more information and to register.

The INFB Young Farmer program serves Farm Bureau members between ages 18-35.

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