FUSION conference in St. George looks to inspire farmers & ranchers

FUSION conference in St. George looks to inspire farmers & ranchers

Come and get out of the February cold and join the Utah Farm Bureau for the 2019 Utah Fusion Conference and Ag Expo! The conference will be held in St. George at the Dixie Center February 5-9th. The Utah Farm Bureau will be joining together with Dairy West, The Hay Growers Association, and Young Farmers and Ranchers to bring you informational breakouts and amazing keynote speakers. 

The conference was created three years ago to bridge the gap between Farm Bureau members of all ages and provide needed advocacy and engagement training. It also looks to “fuse” leaders from other organizations – like the Utah Dairy Council and Utah Hay Symposium – in one united meeting. The meeting will also include members of Farm Bureau’s three Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapters, at Snow College, Southern Utah University, and Utah State University.

Vinh Giang and Michelle Miller or the “Farm Babe” will be presenting as our keynote speakers. Vinh has worked with companies from all over the world, and his presentation will open your mind to new possibilities, as he takes you on an unforgettable journey through stories, remarkable insights into human psychology, business, and the wonderful art of magic!  

Michelle Miller – the “Farm Babe” – brings a unique perspective as a big city globetrotter turned Iowa farm girl, and plants the seed inside the minds of those looking to understand the truth about modern agricultural production. Having reached millions of people, and with over 70K followers on social media, Michelle has made a name for herself as a dedicated myth-buster in the food industry. 

The Utah Farm Bureau’s annual tradeshow – originally held at the annual convention in November, will also be at the FUSION Conference. Combining with the Dairy Council’s trade show, this year’s lineup featured more than 75 vendors and big equipment too. 

With the ever-growing need to help consumers understand where and how their food is produced, and helping farmers and ranchers become more engaged advocates, the FUSION conference features a variety of guest presenters and speakers centered on that topic. Ronda Hamm from Dow AgroSciences is a repeat presenter, with two breakout sessions focused on the intersection of science, food, and education. These sessions will focus on clever ways to teach children and adults about topics that cane challenging to explain.  

Other breakout sessions will focus on social media, building common ground with consumers, how to answer difficult questions –whether it’s from the media or your neighbor, improving farm management, crisis planning for those in animal agriculture, volunteer engagement, video production, and reducing financial risks. There is something for everyone and enough variety to please anyone attending. 

Besides classes and engaging speakers, the conference provides opportunities to network and get to know other farmers and ranchers from around the state. Combining these three conferences allows farmers and ranchers from around the state to forge new friendships and partnerships, where they may not have known each other before. 

We hope you all join us for this amazing line up and Utah’s Largest Ag Expo! For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/2Qu46Dv.

The conference was created three years ago to bridge the gap between Farm Bureau members of all ages and provide needed advocacy and engagement training. It also looks to “fuse” leaders from other organizations – like the Utah Dairy Council and Utah Hay Symposium – in one united meeting. The meeting will also include members of Farm Bureau’s three Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapters, at Snow College, Southern Utah University, and Utah State University.