The American Farm Bureau (AFBF) has made the difficult decision to convert the 2021 AFBF Convention from an in-person to a virtual event. This decision was made due to the cancelation of all events through January 31, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center, as well as out of an abundance of caution during this ongoing pandemic.

The top priority at every Farm Bureau gathering is the safety of attendees and staff. Although they are saddened to not meet in person for this convention, AFBF is eager to bring this event safely to farm and ranch homes across the country and excited to offer the same, top-level content our members have come to expect from its in-person events. While a virtual event cannot replace the personal meetings and conversations which take place at these events, the health of the entire Farm Bureau family comes first.

The 2021 American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention, to be held Jan. 10-13, 2021, will bring together farmers, ranchers and industry experts to discuss the top issues facing agriculture, including the impact of COVID-19, sustainability and the future of the supply chain, and will feature keynote speakers who inspire and motivate grassroots action. AFBF is excited to “open the doors” to this virtual convention with free registration and will bring home American Farm Bureau Convention favorites from the Ag Innovation Challenge and YF&R competitions to the Ag Foundation Book of the Year and the anticipated Farm Dog of the Year.

“Our convention theme this year is ‘Stronger Together,’” Duvall said. “I can think of nothing more fitting to spotlight how the agriculture community has come together keep growing the products our nation depends on while supporting our friends and neighbors throughout this public health crisis.”

Registration for the 2021 American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention will open later this year and will be free to all attendees. More information, including a schedule of events, can be found at While the event has to be held this way in 2021, mark your calendars for January 7-12, 2022 for the return of the in-person AFBF Convention in Atlanta, Georgia!