2020 AgriFuture Educational Institute
Monday, May 18 to Wednesday, May 20
(3/16/20 Update: While we still plan to host AgriFuture, please note that there is a possibility of postponing the conference. We will re-evaluate after April 15. We will inform the public of a decision as soon as we receive direction.)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Embassy Suites by HILTON
1000 Woodward Place NE
The AgriFuture Educational Institute aims to connect, inform and inspire the next generation of farmers, ranchers and all people involved in agriculture.
Don’t miss Tim the Dairy Farmer at AgriFuture May 20! He is definitely not a motivational speaker. Tim is a Florida dairy farmer and comedian. His experiences on and off the farm help him bring out the humor of everyday rural life. His television credits include CMT, Last Comic Standing, FOX and a live stream from a Family Reunion. Tim can be heard regularly on SiriusXM radio. Most recently, he was signed by famed comedian Larry the Cable Guy to produce Tim’s album “Farm Raised.”?
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture and a dozen other New Mexico agencies and agriculture organizations host AgriFuture for future agriculturists. This event is geared toward anyone 18 to 40 years of age but is open to anyone older or younger who is interested in being a part of the future of agriculture. Current producers of any age are highly encouraged to join alongside future producers to learn and share insights. Veterans of the armed forces are encouraged to attend. With over 150 attendees expected, the conference will feature a farm-to-table opening reception with the Farmer’s Daughters, breakout sessions, educational agricultural speakers, dinner with mentors, networking opportunities and more.
“Future” ag producers may attend for $50, which includes a two-night hotel stay. “Current” ag producers and mentors may attend for $100 and must pay for their hotel stay. Exhibitor booth space is available for $250.
DRAFT (as of 3/4/20) Check back for updates!
Monday, May 18
4-6 p.m.? ? ? Registration
5-7 p.m.? ? ? Farm-to-Table Reception (Farmer’s Daughters, Ashley and Chantelle Wagner)
Tuesday, May 19
7:30-8:30 a.m.? ? ? Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m.? ? ? General Session: Don Conner, NMSU College of ACES Associate Dean/Director of Academic Programs “Future of Agriculture”
9:30-9:45 a.m.? ? ? ? ? Networking Break
9:45-11:15 a.m.? ? ? ?Breakout Sessions:
Option 1: Opportunities for Veterans and Military Families
Option 2: Financial Management
11:30 a.m-1 p.m.? ? ?Lunch and speaker: Ryan Jenkins, The Leading Voice on Generations at Work
1-1:15 p.m.? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Networking Break
1:15-2:15 p.m.? ? ? ? ? ?General Session: Pueblo of Acoma (generations of Louis family members)
2:15-3:30 p.m.? ? ? ? ? ?General Session: Experiences with Using Agencies (USDA-NRCS, USDA-FSA, NMSU Extension)
3:30-3:45 p.m. ???????????? Networking Break
3:45-5:00 p.m.????????????? Breakout Sessions:
Option 1: Trending Crops
Option 2: Marketing Your Agribusiness
6:00 p.m.???????????????????? Industry Dinners
Wednesday, May 20
7-8 a.m. ?????????????????????? Breakfast
8-10 a.m.? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?General Session: Transition/land succession panel
10-10:15 a.m.? ? ? ? ? ?Networking Break (coffee)
10:15-11:30 a.m.? ? Breakout Sessions:
Option 1: Stress Management
Option 2: Opportunities for Getting Started (Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Apprenticeship Program, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association Raising Ranchers Program, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Fellow Program)
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. ??? Lunch and speaker: Tim “The Dairy Farmer” Moffett