This year we'll focus on many issues facing Missouri agriculture. Make your reservation today at your county Farm Bureau office as meal and reservation deadlines are approaching. Special room rates are available at Tan-Tar-A. Your county customer service representative can give you all the details.

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December 2
11:45 AM
County Presidents’ Luncheon      invitation only - (Salon B)
1:00 PM 
County Presidents’ Conference    (Salon C)
6:30 PM

County Presidents’ Dinner    invitation only - (Salon A)
County Gold Star Awards Program
        Music By: The Baker Family Band     
        Movie:  Food Evolution      (Crystal Ballroom)    

December 3
8 - 10:00 AM
14th Annual Fabulous Foundation Flapjack Fest
MFB Foundation for Agriculture Fundraiser       (5th Level) 
9:30 AM
Church Service   Music By: The Baker Family Band    (Salon A)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hospitality Center Open (Wingate Hall - 5th Level) 
11:00 AM
Collegiate Discussion Meet Preliminaries     (Room 64)
11:45 AM
Ambassador Contestants’ Luncheon      (Salon A)
12:30 PM
FFA Speech Contestants’ Luncheon        (Rooms 76-77)
1:00 PM
Resolutions Open Hearing     (Parasol II)
2:00 PM
Collegiate Discussion Meet Final 4      (Room 62)
2:30 PM
FFA Speech Contest         (Rooms 70-71)
3:30 PM
Focus on the Farm Bill Seminar       (Parasol I-II)
    Collin Peterson, Congressman
    Vicky Hartzler,Congresswoman
    Chris Giancarlo, Chair, Commodity Futures Trading Comm.
    Kenny Hulshof, Former Congressman
    Dr. Bob Young, Retired Economist, AFBF
    Brian Klippenstein, Senior Advisor, USDA Secretary
5:30 PM
Foundation for Agriculture Banquet       (Salons A, B & C)
Blake Hurst, MFB President
Remarks by: FFA Speech Winner
7:15 PM
MFB Ambassador Selection Program        (Salons A, B & C)
Master of Ceremony: 2017 Ambassadors (Mason and Morgan)
    Special Entertainment:  The Second Amendments

December 4
7:15 AM
Breakfast      Host: Promotion & Education Committee
"Chasing Dreams & Squirrels" - ​Garrett Hawkins, Dep. Dir., Dept.of Ag      (Salon C) 
9:00 AM
General Session        (Salons A & B)
Opening Ceremony
Introduction of Board of Directors
President’s Annual Address - Blake Hurst, MFB President
County Farm Bureau Centennial Recognition
    Beverly Hallberg, Contributor on Fox News & CNN 
         "Communicating Effectively About Agriculture"
    Randy Krotz, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance CEO
    Chris Chinn, Director, Dept. of Agriculture
          "Get to Know MORE About Your MO Dept. of Ag"
Elected Officials:
    Governor Eric Greitens
    Mike Parson, Lt. Governor
    Josh Hawley, Attorney General
    Jay Ashcroft, Secretary of State
Outstanding Service to Agriculture Awards
    Dr. Robert Young
    Jim Perch
    Estil Fretwell
    Greg Gaines
12:00 PM
Partners in Agriculture Luncheon (invitation only)      (Salon C)
1 - 4:00 PM
Business Meeting & Resolutions     (Salons A & B)
Seating of Delegates
Introduction of Resolutions Committee
Consideration of Resolutions
5:30 PM
Retirement Reception (Perch, Fretwell, Gaines)       (Rooms 63-64)
6:30 PM
“Taste of Missouri” Buffet (casual dress)     (Salons A, B & C)
7:30 PM
2017 Top County, Special Project & President’s Awards      (Salons A, B & C) 
    Special Entertainment:  Casi Joy (Finalist on The Voice)
December 5
7:15 AM
Breakfast        Host: YF&R State Committee      (Salon C)

    Speaker:  Clarissa Cauthorn, YF&R Chair

8:30 AM

Districts 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 & North District at Large Caucuses 
(doors locked at 8:30 AM)                         
        District 2 - Rooms 62-64
        District 5 - Rooms 76-77
        District 6 - Redbud Room
        District 7 - Rooms 74-75
        District 8 - Rooms 72-73
        North District At Large - Salon C
9:00 AM
Continuation of Resolutions        (Salons A & B)
10:00 AM    
Election of Vice President & Directors       (Salons A & B)
1:00 PM
Meeting of Board of Directors
(immediately following in Rooms 74-75)