From staff reports
The 103rd American Farm Bureau Federation Convention officially began Friday in Atlanta. The convention is being held Jan. 7-12, with a virtual option for portions of the event.
The convention was virtual in 2021 and this year marks the first time AFBF has offered both an in-person and virtual option.
AFBF President Zippy Duvall will give his annual address to Farm Bureau members during the opening general session of the convention at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on Sunday, Jan. 9. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will speak during the closing general session on Monday, Jan. 10, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.
Other keynote speakers will include Jim “Murph” Murphy, founder and chairman of Afterburner (afternoon general session on Sunday, Jan. 9) and comedian Jeff Allen (closing general session on Monday, Jan. 10).
Sessions and speakers will focus on the convention’s theme, Growing Tomorrow, Together.” Twenty workshops will highlight advancements in agriculture and challenges facing farmers and ranchers in 2022, including inflation, supply chain issues and cybersecurity. Programs also will expand on opportunities for agriculture including sustainability and increasing member engagement.
On Monday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. Eastern, the AFBF Celebration: A College Football Experience will be held at the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. Attendees will be able to network and view the national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs.
A full convention schedule can be found here: 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention Website.
Rural Strong Media will provide coverage of the convention beginning Saturday, Jan. 8. Updates will be shared across our social media platforms and the Tractors and Troubadours radio show and podcast will have coverage on upcoming episodes. Connect with Rural Strong Media at www.ruralstrongmedia.com.