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Submitted by Marlene Phillips
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It was a full house February 10- 12 at Margaritaville Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks where Missouri Farm Bureau’s (MOFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference hosted more than 600 farmers and ranchers from across the state. Organized by the MOFB YF&R Committee for farmers ages 18 to 35, the event is considered the largest such Farm Bureau conference in the nation. Those attending from Sullivan County enjoyed a weekend away from farm chores to catch up with their peers and learn the latest industry news.
The conference included many breakout sessions providing a mix of learning and fun. Attendees first had an opportunity to meet their state YF&R committee members and others from their area. Other sessions ranged from ways to fight inflation, to commodity markets, sprayer drones and honey production. Those were joined with wine and beer tastings later in the afternoon. Children had their own sessions and a tractor pull. Casino and Trivia nights rounded out the fun.