3,000+ farmers from across the country and Canada converged on the CHI Health Center in Omaha for the first day of Farmer2Farmer VI. After being away for a few years, we’re back, bigger, better and bolder than ever!
Day 1 saw the introduction of FBN® University with a number of educational seminars covering all aspects of farming and agriculture from livestock to finance to agronomy.
Our trade show also kicked off with industry trendsetters and all the latest tech, products and offerings from the FBN network. We also have plenty of FBN merchandise available so grab something while it’s still available.
Farmers also participated in Crop Circles and heard from keynote speaker and legendary free climber Alex Honnold later in the evening.
Crop Circles connect farmers with other farmers to share their experiences and ideas. With topics ranging from production practices to candid conversations, Crop Circles help farmers build community with other members across the FBN network. It was incredible to see more than 3,000 farmers in attendance at tonight’s opening session.
We asked farmers participating in Crop Circles what the biggest takeaway from day 1 of Farmer2Farmer was:
A farmer from East Central, KS told us, “It was absolutely fascinating how many of the same issues both the USA and Canada are facing!”
And a farmer from Arkansas told us, “I have missed out big time on the previous #F2F events!”
FBN co-founder Charles Baron kicked off the evening sessions with a welcome speech to lay the foundation for what’s to come at Farmer2FarmerVI. After a brief introductory speech, Charles welcomed Alex Honnold to the stage to share his story. And it was a keynote that did not disappoint. “You just have to prepare and work hard enough to expand your comfort zone to face your fears.”
That’s a quote from legendary free climber Alex Honnold who kicked off Day 1 with an inspiring story of courage, determination and how risk management can play into every aspect of life. He shared stories of his journey to make Free Solo and how it taught him to continue to challenge himself even in the most fearful situations.
But despite all of Alex’s accomplishments, he was amazed at the size and enormity of the crowd at FarmerFarmerVI. “I have to be honest, I’ve never seen so many farmers. I’ve never seen a room this big or anything quite like this. It’s slightly intimidating. I can’t get over this audio and mic. I feel like I’m Beyoncé. I feel like I should start dancing.”
Stay tuned for more coverage of Farmer2FarmerVI over the next few days as we recap each day of the event. There’s still time to join us this week! Register here for event admission tickets - free for FBN members - and we’ll see you in Omaha. (Not an FBN member? Click here to become an FBN member for free before registering for the event.)