Monday, July 26, 2010

Farm Bureau Young Farmer Family Conference

This past weekend, Brad and I went to the Farm Bureau Young Farmer Family Conference. We had a great time! We sure wished we could have taken Blair because there were tons of precious kids there for her to play with, but there were tons of precious kids there. We still can’t risk her getting sick, so we passed until next year. I’m sure she enjoyed the time at her grandparents’ house anyway!

The conference was at the Lake Blackshear Resort. It was a perfect location for family events; there’s plenty to do around the resort.

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The view from our villa.

We had some great speakers on Saturday afternoon. We learned some interesting facts about social media. 1 in 8 couples married last year met online… wow! Social media is a great way to talk about agriculture. They asked who blogged, and I was the only one in the room who raised her hand. A few minutes later, I just about jumped out of my chair when a screenshot of my blog showed up in the powerpoint! I was like, “Hey, that’s mine!” I totally didn’t mean to say that out loud. But I did. Oops.

The Young Farmer Committee had some activities planned for the kids outside. The pedal tractor races were so cute! They also had a sack race and seed spitting contest. I took pictures, but I didn’t ask any parents if I could post them, so I’m going to post a picture of Brad holding my purse while I was taking pictures!

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The Young Farmer discussion meet was held Saturday morning, and at the luau supper later that evening, they announced that my friend Jessica was going to be one of four to compete in the discussion finals in December! They have a chance to win an ATV and a trip to the Farm Bureau national convention which happens to be in Atlanta this year. Next year it’s in Hawaii. I’ve never been there, so I’m already working on Brad!

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Didn’t Bradford look precious at the luau?

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I won a door prize at the luau, and I picked play-doh for Blair.

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After the luau, we went over to the Cypress Grill to hear a Jimmy Buffet cover band. They were fun! And they seemed to have one really big fan who didn’t mind that he was the only one dancing….

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Fun times with good friends!

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Janie said...

So glad ya'll had a good time. And it was so nice to meet you! I'm excited to have another blogging buddy....especially a farmer's wife! Look forward to seeing you and Brad at Farm Bureau events!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. :)