NDFB Farm and Ranch Conference to be held this January

Photo by: North Dakota Farm Bureau - Facebook
Photo by: North Dakota Farm Bureau - Facebook

(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota Farm Bureau is gearing up for the Farm and Ranch Conference, which will take place January 27th-28th in Bismarck at the Bismarck Hotel and Convention Center.

The conference will begin Friday evening, featuring Braxten Nielsen. In 2017, Braxten’s life changed forever. He attended a rodeo just like any other day, except that day was different. That day left him with a five percent chance to ever walk again.

"The conference is open to anyone who is looking to grow as a leader, ignite their passion for agriculture and have some fun while doing it," said the NDFB in comments about the event provided to WDAY Radio.

Saturday will offer several breakout sessions. The topics provide an opportunity for education in a variety of agricultural areas, including:

  • Maintaining your land in a drought
  • Market Outlook
  • Erica Valdez - rancher by the US/Mexican border
  • Meat Cutting
  • Technology in Ranching
  • Ag in Politics
  • Power Hours - Wild Goose Chase

 The Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet will be held on Saturday. The discussion meet gives contestants a chance to show their leadership skills during a competitive event that simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected. The winner will receive a cash prize of $4,000 and compete in the national Discussion Meet at the 2024 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
For more information or to register, click here.