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YF&R Leadership Conference

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport/Bossier City 2015 Old Minden Road Bossier City, LA, 71111 United States (map)

The conference will begin with registration on Friday, January 12th at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport/Bossier City (2015 Old Minden Rd., Bossier City, LA 71111). An excellent program is planned for the weekend which includes guest speakers on NRCS programs, social media, market outlooks, and a cooking demonstration. A tentative agenda is attached.

Registration fees for this conference are $240 per person for single occupancy and $170 per person for double/triple/quadruple occupancy. This fee include lodging, transportation, tours, and meals. The parish or individual will be responsible for the registration cost. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017! Registration for this event, and future events, will now be done online. You may register attendees for your parish at In order to prevent incurring fees, we have listed the event as free.  You will notice that single and multiple occupancy costs are listed separately within that section. Therefore, you will not process payment via Eventbrite registration and instead send payment to the State Office just as it has been done in the past. No refunds will be permitted as guarantees are required for meals, hotel rooms, etc.

The Farm Bureau YF&R Program is designed to surface new Farm Bureau leaders and involve them in Farm Bureau activities. This conference serves as a source of information and encouragement to established YF&R Committees as well as those beginning a program. All members of a Farm Bureau YF&R Committee, interested young farmers from 18-35 years of age, and parish Farm Bureau leaders are invited and encouraged to attend. Please encourage the members of your parish YF&R Committee or interested young farmers to attend this important conference.  

Please bring either a monetary or non-perishable food item donation in order to support the Harvest For All program.

Please feel free to contact Megan Gravois at or Niki Clarke at with any questions that you may have.  We are looking forward to a great conference in January!

Tentative Agenda