Leadership Conference

Important Notice:

Due to the current situation surrounding large gatherings and organized events, the 2020 Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer Leadership Conference has been canceled. If a county or individual submitted registration to attend the conference, the fees will be refunded. If reservations were made at a hotel, be sure to call and cancel the reservations before the deadline (June 10).

More information on our 2019-2020 YF&R Awards programs (Excellence in Agriculture, Achievement in Agriculture, Discussion Meet, and YF&R Member of the Year) will be provided soon. The 2020 GFB YF&R Photo Contest will still take place. The deadline to submit photos remains June 1, 2020.

The YF&R Summer Conference is a valuable opportunity for our members, and we regret this change in plans.

2020 Georgia Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference

Register by June 1, 2020 

The Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference is held every summer at Jekyll Island, Georgia.  This family-friendly event is designed to present educational, networking and social opportunities to our younger members, as well as to help build a new foundation of ag leaders for our organization.

The 2019 Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee is excited to announce that registration for the 34th annual YF&R Summer Leadership Conference is now open.  This years' conference will be held July 17-20, 2019. Registration is $90.00 per member, and is open to all Georgia YF&R members (18-35 years old). This year, we will waive the registration fee for in each county for two first time attendees and collegiate students!

The conference aims to encourage YF&R members to continue Cultivating Growth' - as producers and agriculturalists, in Farm Bureau, and in the ag industry itself. 


Build Relationships with industry leading professionals, statewide YF&R members, credit and finance officers,  extension agents, and young Ag entrepreneurs! 

Build your confidence through educational workshops, industry tours, competitive event participation, engagement sessions, and meeting other young agribusiness leaders. 

Build your ag business by attending business driven workshops, engaging with companies at the trade show, learn from other young farmers, and receive up-to-date policy & regulatory information. 

Build experiences at the luncheon gameshow, evening social, beach cookout, on the mechanical bull and during every moment of the 2020 Summer Leadership Conference.  


Registration for this year's conference ends June 1, 2020.  An online registration form will need to be submitted for each YF&R member or member couple. To register for the 2020 YF&R Summer Leadership Conference, follow this link: 

2020 YF&R Summer Conference

For additional information on the conference or the competitive events, contact your county Farm Bureau office.


Get a flavor for the Leadership Conference in this video featuring the 2018 conference...