Leadership Conference

We are excited to announce that registration for the GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer Leadership Conference is now open! Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in attending.

The conference will be July 14-17, 2021 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. This conference is open to any GFB YF&R member (ages 18-35). A children’s program will also be provided for kids (ages 12 and younger) as a convenience for attendees competing or participating in educational sessions.

Register by June 1st  

The registration fee is $100.00 per attendee.

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations. Room blocks have been secured at select Jekyll Island hotels.

Hotel Information 

A tentative agenda will be sent to all registered attendees in June, but some important dates and times are listed below.

  • On-Site Registration: Wednesday, July 14th from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

                                               Thursday, July 15th from 7:45 - 9:00 a.m.

  • YF&R Cookout: Wednesday, July 14th beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  • Opening Session: Thursday, July 15th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Closing Session: Saturday, July 17th at 10:00 a.m.


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact your District Federation Manager, Clay Talton or Haley Darby 



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...