Texas Young Farmers Conference
January 12-15, 2012
Thursday, January 12
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. NYFEA 2013 Committee Meet w/Board
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Executive Board Meeting & Work Session
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Silent & Live Auction Items Check-In Begins All Contest Entries Check-in
Friday, January 13
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Picture, Scrapbook Check-In
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Past State Presidents Meet
9:00 a.m. Load bus for tours
Arrive at Stay-Tuff Fence 10:30/11:00 a.m.
Lunch at 12 noon At Stay-Tuff
Arrive at Alamo Group at 1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. Arrive at Heritage Center
Tour Heritage Center
Ag Olympics Begin after Tour
5:30 p.m. Dinner (Gonzales YF Cooking Ribeye Meal)
Gonzales YF will cook us Ribeye Steak, Salad and Baked Potato
Area VI providing dessert
Fairfield YF will do table decorations, and condiments
Schulenberg YF will provide tea, ice, cups, plates, silverware
There will be no cash bar at this event. You will need to BYOB if you want alcohol beverages..
Ag Olympics continue after Dinner
42 Tournament –
Bingo – 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Exhibit Booth Set-Up
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Auction/Door Prize/Basket Contest Check-In
Picture, Scrapbook Check-In Ends
Saturday, January 14
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Early breakfast on your own if want to eat prior to Brunch at 10:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Final Auction/Door Prize/Basket Check-In
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration for late arrivals
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Delegate Meeting (first)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Open – visit with vendors
9:00 a.m. Photo Contest Judging
9:00 a.m. Basket Judging
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Exhibitors Appreciation Brunch/
Opening Session/ President Elect Candidate Speeches/Scholarship Auction
Chilled Fruit Juice, Fresh Fruit Salad Bowl, Scrambled Eggs with Ham, Peppers and Onions, Link Sausage and Smoked Bacon,
Breakfast Potatoes, Chicken Fried Steak, Rice Pilaf, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Selection of Breakfast Breads and Rolls with Preserves and Butter, Chef’s dessert Display, Coffee, Decaf Coffee, and tea
2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. #1 1. Chapter Roundtables – Todd Staples
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. #2 2. Photography Workshop – Steve Forsythe
3. Pesticide CEU Workshop Pre-Register for this class
4. Floral Workshop – Brandi Fuentes
LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT EVENTS:
1. Farm & Ranch Management Seminar
Seminar 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Contest Exam 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2. Ag Expressions Contest
Turn Essay’s in at Registration
1. Drought: The Effect of it on Ag in Texas,
2. The Effects that Water Rights have on Ag
3. The Issue of Food Sources for Wildlife during the drought
4. The Affects that the Animal Rights Activists have on Ag
5. Operating Ag Equipment within the Regulations
3:30 p.m. Break with snacks Fruit, Cookies & Drinks
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Delegate Meeting to vote on President Elect
7:00 p.m. - ??? Awards Banquet Cup of baked French onion soup, Caesar salad, Roasted new potatoes, Green Vegetable, Sliced Roast beef, burgundy mushroom sauce, Choice of bourbon pecan pie or key lime Pie, Assorted breads, coffee and tea. Being plated.
Music will be provided after the banquet so you can dance, visit, etc.
Sunday, January 15 Breakfast Buffet provided by Texas Young Farmers
Hotel has breakfast buffet which will be available to members and YF will be picking up the bill.