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American Farm Bureau Convention Goes Virtual

Jerry Hagstrom
By  Jerry Hagstrom , DTN Political Correspondent
The policy session at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. AFBF on Thursday announced its 2021 annual meeting will be held on-line because of gathering restrictions in San Diego, Calif. (DTN file photo by Chris Clayton)

One of the biggest agricultural conventions set for early next year has opted to go virtual

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall announced today that the 2021 Farm Bureau convention -- its 102nd annual meeting -- will be online only.

The virtual meeting will be held Jan. 10-13, 2021.

“We have made the decision to convert the 2021 American Farm Bureau Convention from an in-person to a virtual event. Due to the cancellation of all events through January 31, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center, as well as our prioritization for the safety of our members, partners and staff during this global health crisis, we felt it was the right decision to make,” Duvall said.

“While we are saddened to not meet in person for this convention, this change opens new doors of opportunity to include leading voices from across the country as speakers and panelists, and offer fresh insight and inspiration, all available to you for free.”

The agenda is available on the Farm Bureau website. Registration is not yet available.

-American Farm Bureau Federation — Convention 2021 Schedule of Events…

-- Jerry Hagstrom

DTN Ag Summit

With meetings in mind, the DTN 2020 Ag Summit set for Dec. 7-9 is also a virtual event this year. The agenda for the Ag Summit is set to mainly run in the morning hours.

Keynote speakers will be Kip Tom, ambassador to the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome, as well as best-selling author and speaker Jon Gordon.

More information and registration for the DTN 2020 Ag Summit:…

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