2017 Missouri Young Farmer/Young Farm Wives State Convention
Friday February 3rd, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Meet at hotel lobby for tour. tentative tour schedule:
1:15pm Missouri Crop Improvement Association, www.moseed.org.
2:30 Missouri Foundation Seeds.
3:30 The Bay Farm Research Facility.
5:00pm - Dinner and social on your own
Saturday, February 4, 2017
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
Minutes of 2016 Delegate Session Financial report
Election of State President
2016 NYFEA Institute/Delegate review
2017 Ag’s Promise preview – Jeff Bergman
2017 NYFEA Institute Preview – Savannah, GA
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Social – Salon C & D
7:00 pm Convention Banquet – Salon C & D
preregistration by jan 25th adults $40 kids kids 6-12 $20 5and under get in free
registration the day of the event adults $55 kids 6-12 $27.50 5 and under get in free
Saturday evening banquet only adult $20 kids $10
Enter the 2016 MYF/YFW Photo Contest
Join the 2016 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
Session 1- “EPA Diesel Emissions Explained” Have you ever gotten a call from your local mechanic who is working on your truck or tractor and he starts rattling off acronyms such as DPF, SCR, EGR, or one of many others, followed by a $5,000 bid to fix it? I am a diesel technician certified on the new Cummins and International engines and have 15 years of experience working on trucks, tractors and
pickups. I’ll be explaining what all these acronyms mean, what they’re doing to your engine, and just why the EPA says we need them.
Session 2- “Missouri Gun Rights” There have been many changes in gun laws lately and whether you plan to conceal-and-carry or not, there are a lot of rules every gun owner should know about. Nick Tietsort, a detective with the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department, is a certified P.O.S.T. specialist instructor in firearms and serves as the firearms instructor for the Audrain County Sheriff’s office. He will be here to explain these laws to you and tell you what your rights are as a gun owner. He will also be discussing a few helpful safety tips that you may not have thought of.
Session 3 - “Farmers and The D.O.T.” If you’re anything like me, you might have a tendency of using the “ignorance is bliss” method when it comes to some DOT regulations. Just because a neighbor is doing things a certain way it doesn’t mean it’s legal. David Craighead, a veteran officer in Commercial Vehicles will be here to answer all your questions. He will also be talking about weight and width limits as well as bridge laws.
Session 4 - “What does your Banker want from you” A Loan officer from one of the local banks will be discussing the current state of
farming from a lenders perspective and what he looks for when someone comes to him for a farm loan.
Session 5 - “Agri-tourism” – Presentation from a member of the Old Trails Agri-tourism on how to start, grow and maintain an agri- tourism business.
Session 6 - “Does a Smart Phone Make a Smart Farmer?” Kent Shannon will be here to talk about new uses and apps for you phone that
you may have not found yet, to help you be a little more productive every day.
Session 7 - “Show-Me Select Heifer Program” – Discussion of the program’s 20 year success and to answer questions on how and where to get involved in the program.
Session 8- “Marketing Strategies- Puts and calls and all the rest”- Wanting a little more advanced way to market your grain? We’ll have a
marketing guru here to do a crash course on all the different tools you may be leaving on the table.
Session 9 and 10- “Crafts” – Two workshops on craft projects with Missouri-made products.
Session 11- A representive from the department of ag will be here to discuss different programs and grants available for livestock producers