Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Get ready to get your whiskers tickled at the Illinois
Farm Bureau Young Leader Conference, January 25-26, at the
Bloomington-Normal Marriott. And don't worry if you don't have any
whiskers to tickle… there will be plenty to go around. The
conference features cowboy poet Baxter Black, with his own
super-sized mustache, plus more!
The event kicks off Friday evening with games for all ages,
including bags, hillbilly golf, a bounce house and kids' corner.
District meetings follow, and the evening concludes with a dance
featuring "Fireside Relics."
Saturday is jam packed with the opening of the silent auction
and a delicious breakfast. Dr. Jay Lehr kicks off the day with a
powerful, entertaining session. He combines a deep understanding of
both science and economics to describe the impact of technologies
on our economy.
The afternoon is filled with insightful breakout sessions,
followed by a live auction and buffet dinner. Then Baxter Black
(and his mustache) hit the stage with a humorous take on the flaws
and foibles of everyday life as a cowboy.
Childcare is available all day Saturday.
Contact your county Farm
Bureau and tell them you're ready to get your whiskers tickled
at the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Conference.
Friday - January 25
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Drop Off
Fun & games for everyone! Bags,
hillbilly golf, cards, bounce house and more.
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Get on your dancing shoes and rock the night away to the Fireside Relics.
Saturday - January 26
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Silent Auction Opens
All proceeds go to feed Illinois' hungry. (It's a Young Leader
Childcare opens and remains open all day.
Breakfast & Conference Kick-Off
Our opening speaker is Dr. Jay Lehr. He is a powerful,
entertaining speaker who combines a deep understanding of both
science and economics in describing the impact of advancing
technologies on the local, regional, national, and global
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Adult Breakouts A
11:10 - 12:10 p.m.
REPEAT Adult Breakouts A
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and address from Illinois Farm Bureau President Philip
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Adult Breakouts B
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
REPEAT Adult Breakouts B
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Blast from the Past Discussion Meet
Silent Auction Closes
Buffet Dinner and Live Auction
Our dinner speaker is our man behind the mustache, Baxter Black.
Everything about Baxter is cowboy; his cartoonish mustache, his
personality and his poetry. He makes a living shining a spotlight
on the flaws and foibles of everyday cowboy life. He demonstrates
that it is the truth in his humor that makes it funny.
Time to Say Goodbye
For More Info Contact:
Agro-Terrorism - Steffan Nass
Family Business/Succession - Ron Hanson
Stress & Emotional Eating - Kim McClintic
Illinois Farm Families - Carla Mudd
Risks Management in Ag - Paul Stoddard
Championing Agriculture - Michele Payne Knoper
Illinois Farm to School Initiative - Julia
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