December 7, 2020
Registration is open for the 2021 American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention. The AFB Virtual Convention will be held Jan. 10-13, 2021, and for the first time ever, registration fees are being waived to give all Farm Bureau members and anyone interested in agriculture the opportunity to experience the event from the comfort of their home.
“We are excited to open up the doors of this event and to bring home the high-quality content our attendees have come to expect from our events,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “Our featured speakers this year are no strangers to Farm Bureau. We are honored to have Mike Rowe, Rorke Denver and Beth Ford join us as we reflect on this unique year and press on, stronger together, for agriculture and our rural communities.”
Best known for his hit TV series Dirty Jobs and most recently his show Returning the Favor featuring people making a difference in their communities, Rowe will join the AFB Virtual Convention for a fireside chat in the closing general session. As a leading advocate for skilled labor and the CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Rowe seeks to debunk myths and misperceptions about blue-collar jobs. His foundation has granted millions of dollars in scholarships to help close the skills gap.
Ford, Land O’ Lakes president and CEO, will join Duvall to discuss hot topics and issues facing agriculture today. A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Ford is committed to connecting consumers to the farmers and rural communities who grow their food. Ford was recently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and Most Powerful Women. Land O’Lakes, Inc. will join AFBF in the century club in 2021, when it celebrates 100 years as a farmer-owned cooperative.
Denver is a Navy Seal Commander. He has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures, and shares his personal story in his New York Times bestseller, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior. He is the founder of Ever Onward, a fresh, new brand designed to use Navy SEAL principles to call leaders to action, to be bold so they can perform at their highest levels.
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