Young Ag Professionals Events
Annual Meeting YAP Auction
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals Committee will be holding its annual live auction on Monday, November 14th, 2022, at the PFB Annual Meeting in Hershey. The proceeds from this auction will go toward sponsoring young ag professionals to attend various YAP Leadership programs and other young ag professional activities.
Once again, we are asking the County Farm Bureaus to contribute items to the auction. We hope that you will consider donating unused, high-quality items for this great cause. We are once again making the process more efficient by requesting information about your items ahead of time. This online form is for you to submit your items now to make the check-in process easier for everyone. Submitting online is not required, and you may still bring your items to check in Monday morning.
- The main auction items will be sold live at Annual Meeting.
- Some items will be chosen for the silent auction.
- Please submit photos of all online auction Image upload at the end of the form allows for multiple items to be uploaded at the same time.
- To help us in identification, please be sure to name your images the SAME NAME as the Item Name.
YAP Summer Picnic
Growing with YAP
Spring Mini Webinar Series
Schedule: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 8-8:30 p.m. | Registration: Free
Chief Economist for American Farm Bureau
General commodity update going into the spring season.
Glenn “GT” Thompson
Solar panels on prime farmland and animal processing issues caused from COVID.
Ag Social Media Influencer
AFBF YF&R Chair
Starting a county YAP program and why it’s important to get involved and the benefits of doing so.
PA Young Ag Professionals Summer Picnic
Near the end of July, a retiring PA YAP Committee member hosts the State YAP Annual Picnic. The picnic, more casual than the leadership conference, is meant to give busy farmers a break from their summer work for food, fun and fellowship with other farmers. The picnic often offers farm tours, industry tours, kids’ activities, and a plethora of delicious “picnic” food!
Thanks to everyone who made the 2022 Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference a success!
The conference, which hosted more than 100 YAP members, included multiple guest speakers, breakout rooms, opportunities for networking, live music and a tour of the Penn State University Dairy Barn Complex.
The keynote speaker for the event was renowned motivational speaker and author Matt Episcopo, who spoke about verbal and non-verbal communication and how to make a good impression when meeting others. Read more
PA Young Ag Professionals State Leadership Conference
The conference will be held next year on February 12-13, 2022.
Check here for more details.
Before the ground thaws and seeds are planted, PA hosts its own State YAP Leadership Conference. The goal of this conference is to help new young farmers, and new Farm Bureau members, establish their place on their farms and in Farm Bureau. The conference offers breakout sessions for commodity’s, leadership, retirement/transition planning and financial planning. County Farm Bureau’s sponsor participants to attend the conference.