Young Farmers

Enter the 2018 MYF/YFW Photo Contest

Join the 2018 MYF/YFW Photo Contest! The purpose of the Missouri Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives

photo contest is to showcase amateur photography of rural and agricultural Missouri. Below are the contest

rules and instructions.

Categories: Landscapes, People, Rural Workday, Animals, and Bad Day on the Farm


Still hanging on to  your Favorite childhood farm toys, or maybe your still collecting and modifying them, well we'd like to see what you got, so pick out a few of your favorites and bring them in. Maybe you'll win a prize! 

~Farm Toy Classes:   Run Whatcha-Brung   Original 1/64 Scale    Original 1/32 Scale    Original 1/16 Scale      Sandbox Special

2017 Missouri Young Farmer/Young Farm Wives State Convention 

                                      Tentative Schedule

​                                   Friday February 2nd, 2018

​1pm- Columbia brewery tour
With people becoming more and more interested in where their food comes from and what actually goes into the production of it it is only natural that they will be concerned about what they are drinking too. This may be part of the reason why there has been a huge boom in craft and Micro breweries in the past 20 years, in fact there were less than 100 breweries in operation in the US during the 1980s but there are now over 5,000 including 5 that are right here in Columbia. We will be touring one of these who has taken the idea of locally grown and locally brewed to the next level. Broadway Brewery Prides its self in using as much locally grown products in its restaurant and brewery as possible including stuff from the owners own farms.  We will begin our tour on Friday at 1pm at the courtyard Marriot’s parking lot. From there we will car pool to Terra Bella Farms where they provide year around produce to Broadway brewery with green houses. After leaving Bella Terra we will head to Broadway brewery. There we will get to speak with then head chef who will tell us how they are able to utilize locally grown food. Then we will tour the brewery and learn about the brewing process. After the tour you can either stay for a few drinks and supper or you can head out for supper on your own.  

5:00pm -                   Dinner and social on your own

                                  Saturday, February 3, 2018

7:30 am – 6:00 pm                    Registration – Conference Center Foyer
7:30 am – 9:00 am                     Buffet Breakfast - Salon
7:30 am – 12 noon                   Photo Contest/Toy Show Entries accepted
in Conference Center Foyer
8:30 am – 4:00 pm                   Child Activity Room – McNair Board Room
8:30 am – 9:45 am                     Seminars and Workshops Workshop A – Salon A, Workshop B – Salon B, Workshop C - University
9:45 am – 10:15 am                   Break
9:45 am – 7:30 pm              Silent Auction (bidding will close at 7:30pm)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm                FFA Speaking Contest - University
10:15 am – 11:30 am                 Seminars and Workshops Workshop D – Salon A Workshop E – Salon B
11:30 am - 12:45 pm                 Luncheon
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm                  Seminars and Workshops Workshop F – Salon A, Workshop G – Salon B, Workshop H - University
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm                    Cookie & Refreshment Break
2:20 pm – 3:35 pm             Seminars and Workshops Workshop I – Salon A, Workshop J – Salon B, Workshop K - University
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm                    Delegate Session – Salon A

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm                    Social – Salon C & D
7:00 pm                                      Convention Banquet – Salon C & D


​1- Weather your just starting farming or getting ready to retire its always good to start thinking about your farm succession plan.  Jason Dyedirt from Agri Legacy will be here to discuss some things you need to think about when getting ready to pass the farm down to the next generation

2- Well Its that time of the year again when we all starting digging out those shoe boxes to try finding that seed receipt from 12 months ago so we can enter it into our record system, well maybe there is a better way. Bruce Fowler will be here to talk about the FBMA program and will be giving some helpful hints on keeping your records in order and maybe make a little more money in the process.

3-Ready to move into the next age of technology? John Travlos will be here to talk about virtual reality, what it does, how to use it, and what you can use it for.

4- Can’t get that tractor to start or wonder why the wipers sweep a couple times when you turn the left blinker on in your grain truck? Ross Becker will be back again this year teaching a hands on basic ag and auto electrical system trouble shooting class. Weather you know a lot or nothing about electricity there should be plenty helpful hints for everyone.

5- love them or hate them smart phones are becoming a valuable tool for farmers and ranchers find out some of the best new apps to get the most out of your phone and farm 

6- Are you wondering what all the buzz is about? 
Valerie Duever from the  Boone County Beekeepers Association will be here to do an introduction on bee keeping, basically everything you need to know if your are thinking about pursuing  bee keeping. 

7- Almost all of us have some small patches of woods on our farms that seem like more of a nuisance than anything. Why not turn them into another profit center for your farm.  A forester  will be here from the Missouri conservation departments forestry division to talk about managing your trees to get the maximum value out of them

8- Like everything else Things are always changing in the animal world and you need to stay on top of things to keep up. We will have a veterinarian here to talk about some health issue to watch for and new products coming out this year with your livestock to keep them in good health.

9 and 10 Back by popular request – Jentrie Designs will be here with two workshops • Slender wreath design & construction • Essential Oils - “Make & Take”

11 To be announced we will be leaving one  spot open to fill at a later date in case there is a last minute hot button topic we need to talk about


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