National convention

Virtual programming available from the Farm Bureau National Convention

The annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau is held January 7-12 in Atlanta. However, if your schedule doesn’t allow you to get to Georgia on time, Nikki Jones, director of event marketing at IDEAg, says you can attend virtually.

“Virtual convention attendees will be able to experience most convention activities at the same time as in-person attendees. There are ten of the educational sessions that are streamed live on the virtual platform. Virtual attendees can address topics such as public policy town hall, influencing and advocating for trade in US agriculture, or top issues facing agriculture in the agricultural media. Attendees can ask questions to the speakers via the platform’s chat function and get their questions answered live.

And Jones says the opportunities don’t stop there.

“They can also experience the sights, sounds, and messages of the General Session stage, cheer for their states in the competitions, and catch each of the three keynote speeches live as well. Attendees can also catch the short Ted-style talk that takes place on the Culture Center stage on the show floor. They can get information on topics like H2A, livestock supply chain, and drought. To see the full schedule of events, visit annualconvention.fb.org and find the live virtual convention under the Special Events and Experiences page on the website.

Virtual events will still be available for a limited time after the convention ends.

“Most content is available for 90 days after the events, so if an attendee is unable to catch a specific session live, they can go back and view it or take notes or revisit the topics. Virtual-only registration is $25 and the registration link is on the website at annualconvention.fb.org.