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2023 | Growing Together

February 4-5, 2023

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Wyndham Garden State College

310 Elks Club Rd, Boalsburg, PA 16827

(814) 466-2255

Conference Schedule

Friday, February 3, 2023
5:00 pm to 10:00 pmPA YAP, NY YF&R, and MD YF&R Dinner and State Committee Meetings
Saturday, February 4, 2023
8:30 am to 11:00 amRegistration1st Floor Lobby
9:00 am to 10:00 amOptional Industry Tour: Penn State Beef Sheep Center Meet at: 288 Orchard Road State College, PA 16801
10:30 am to 11:15 amBreakouts 1) Jordan Henry, AFBF – “Meaningful Meetings” 2) Horizon Farm Credit – “ Farm Credit Young and Beginning Farmer Resources” 3) Alisha Schwertner, AFBF YF&R Chair – “Starting and Maintaining a County YAP Program” Garden A Garden B Garden C
11:30 am to 1:00 pmOpening LunchMountain View East – 2nd Floor
1:00 pm to 2:00 pmGeneral Session Panel – “Agricultural Advocacy”Mountain View East – 2nd Floor
2:00 pm to 2:10 pmBreak / Merchandise Available / Visit Sponsors1st Floor Lobby
2:10 pm to 2:55 pm1) John O’Donnell, Perdue Agribusiness – Perdue Grain Offerings and Contracts 2) Pat Wolff, MDFB Senior Director of National Affairs – “Tax Provision Policies that Affect Farmers” 3) Steve Wunderlich, Steve Wunderlich Hoof Care – “Hoof Trimming” Garden A Garden B Garden C
3:05 pm to 3:50 pmBreak / Room Check – In / Visit SponsorsHotel Bar/Restaurant Lounge Area
3:50 pm to 4:30 pmDinner (Seating by Commodities)Mountain View East 2nd Floor
6:30 pm to 8:00 pmKeynote Speaker – Roger Rickard, Voices in Advocacy – “If You Don’t Have a Seat at the Table, You’re on the Menu”Mountain View East
8:00 pm to 11:00 pmEvening Entertainment – Corn Hole Tournament and Music & Karaoke by DJ Sam HuffMountain View East 2nd Floor
Sunday, February 5, 2023
7:00 am to 9 amBreakfast (Hotel Buffett/Complimentary Breakfast)
9:10 am to 9:55 amBreakouts 1) Kaleb Long & Ryan Brown – Precision Ag 2) Horizon Farm Credit – “How to Write a Business Plan” 3) Nationwide Insurance – “Evaluating Your Risk” Garden A Garden B Garden C
9:55 am to 10:05 amSnack Break / Merchandise Available / Visit Sponsors1St Floor Lobby
10:05 am to 10:50 amBreakouts 1) Jason Landis, FCCB – “Managing Your Interest Rate & Preparing for Commercial Credit 2) Michael Sherman, FSA – Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Programs 3) Roger Rickard & U.S. Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson – “Advocacy Tips, Tools, and Your Questions Answered” Garden A Garden B Garden C
10:50 am to 11:30 amBreak / Room Check – Out / Merchandise Available / Visit Sponsors
11:30 am to 12:15 pmClosing General Session – Glenn “GT” Thompson, U.S Congressman & Chair of the House Ag Committee – Remarks on the next Farm Bill and U.S. Agriculture
12:30 pm to 2:00 pmClosing LunchMountain View East 2nd Floor