News Release

YF&R to host summer conference July 12-14 in northeast Oklahoma

June 3, 2019  • YF&R

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee will hold its summer conference July 12-14, 2019 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

YF&R Summer Conference Featuring the theme “The Future is Today,” OKFB members ages 18 to 35 are invited to attend the three-day event to meet fellow young farmers and ranchers from across the state, tour local agricultural facilities, and learn more about YF&R leadership opportunities and programs.

Registration for the conference is $20 per person. Hotel rooms may be booked at the Hilton Inn in Bartlesville (205 SW Frank Phillips Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74003) for $100 per night. Breakfast is included. To register and reserve your hotel room, send in a completed registration form to OKFB YF&R Coordinator Zac Swartz by June 26.

Those interested in attending should contact their county Farm Bureau for potential sponsorship opportunities. County Farm Bureaus sponsoring first-time attendees of the conference will be reimbursed the cost of hotel rooms by the OKFB YF&R Committee.

All conference participants will be entered into a drawing to win a free trip to Louisville, Kentucky, for the 2020 American Farm Bureau Federation’s YF&R Conference.

For more information, please contact OKFB’s YF&R Coordinator Zac Swartz at (405) 523-2406.

Tentative Agenda

Friday, July 12

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Woolaroc Museum open to attendees and families

3 p.m. – Hotel check in available

3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – Registration at hotel

5:30 p.m. – Family Night at Clyde Lake, Woolaroc
Sponsored by Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma

Saturday, July 13

7 a.m.-7:30 a.m. – Registration at hotel

7:30 a.m. – Depart hotel for ranch tours

12 p.m. – Lunch

2:15 p.m. – Spradling Pecan Farm Tour

4 p.m. – Mock Brothers Saddlery and Western Wear

7 p.m. – Dinner at Frank Phillips Club (200 S. Dewey Ave, Bartlesville)
Featuring Quin Peterson and The Dirt Road Detours

Sunday, July 14

8 a.m. – Sunrise Service

9 a.m. – Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur

9:45 a.m. – Q&A panel on YF&R awards

10:30 a.m. – Farm Data presentation by Jared Kelle

11:30 a.m. – Noble Research Institute presentation by Josh Anderson

12:15 p.m. – Adjourn

*Schedule updated July 10, 2019.