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NFU's 115th Anniversary Convention will gather family farmers and ranchers from across the country, industry professionals and notable speakers at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego, Calif, in March 2017.

The convention provides NFU members and attendees the opportunity to learn, collaborate and grow through thoughtful discussions, breakout sessions and farm tours. We are pleased to offer attendees new learning opportunities this year while maintaining a focus on the issues that matter most to our family farmers and ranchers, such as the economy and defending the farm safety net.

The state of the farm economy and the upcoming Farm Bill will be a primary focus for the convention’s keynote speakers and panel discussions, while an agricultural tour day will focus on local agriculture and cooperative learning.

Check below for more details and to register!

March 5-8, 2017

Convention Agenda


Saturday, March 4th

8:00am - 8:00pm   Women in Ag Conference

8:00am - 5:00pm   Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Sunday, March 5th

8:00am - 1:00pm   Women in Ag Conference

12:00pm - 4:00pm Policy Committee Available for Presentations

2:00pm - 5:00pm   Registration Open

3:00pm - 4:00pm   Education Program Alumni Reception

4:00pm - 5:00pm   VIP Reception

4:00pm - 5:00pm   General Reception

5:00pm - 7:00pm   Opening Banquet

7:00pm - 9:00pm   Social Hour

Monday, March 6th

7:30am - 5:00pm    Registration, Exhibits and Silent Auction

9:00am - 11:00am Policy Committee Available for Presentations

8:00am - 12:30pm Convention Opening Session

12:30pm Break for Lunch on Own

12:30pm Hastings Lunch

12:30pm Tour's Depart to Suzie's Farm & Dickinson Farm

1:00pm - 3:00pm   Policy Committee Available for Presentations

2:00pm & 3:30pm  Breakout #1: NFU History w/ Tom Giessel

2:00pm & 3:30pm  Breakout #2: Regenerative Agriculture & Local Foods

7:30pm Social Hour

Tuesday, March 7th

7:00am Delegation Breakfasts

7:30am - 5:00pm   Registration and Exhibits Open

7:30am - 1:00pm   Silent Auction Open

8:00am Convention General Session

10:00am Delegate Orientation

11:00am NFUF Fundraising Luncheon & Auction

1:00pm - 5:00pm   Bylaws and Policy Consideration & Adoption

7:30pm Social Hour

Wednesday, March 8th

7:30am - 5:00pm   Registration Open

7:30am - 1:00pm   Exhibits Open

8:00am NATFARMPAC Fundraising Breakfast

9:00am Policy Consideration & Adoption,
2018 Convention Invitation

12:00pm Break for Lunch on Own

1:30pm - 5:00pm   Policy Consideration & Adoption

5:00pm Board Reorganization Meetings
(15 Minutes after Policy Adoption adjourns)

Hotel Information


Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa • San Diego, California

Room Rate: $179+tax (available 2/27-3/11)


Catamaran Resort and Spa San Diego

San Diego Airport Ground Transportation


Airport Shuttles

  • More affordable option for groups.
  • Taxis can be found at the airport transportation plaza or
  • Reservations can be made in advance here.
  • Lyft

  • A ride hailing app for your smart phone.
  • Generally more affordable than taxis, unless surge pricing is in effect during times of higher demand.
  • Info on how to use Lyft at the San Diego Airport can be found here.
  • Taxi Service

  • One-way fares average $50.
  • Taxis can be found at the airport transportation plaza or
  • Reservations can be made in advance here.
  • Uber

  • A ride hailing app for your smart phone.
  • Generally more affordable than taxis, unless surge pricing is in effect during times of higher demand.
  • Info on how to use Uber at the San Diego Airport can be found here.
  • Rental Cars

  • Information on the Consolidated Rental Car Center at the San Diego Airport can be found here.
  • Be advised that parking at the Catamaran Resort is $23.00/night, and $28.00/night for valet service.
  • Convention Sponsors


    Premier Sponsors

    Gold Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors

    Bronze Sponsors

    Family Sponsors

    Friends of NFU

    Farming Friends of NFU

     

    The 115th Anniversary NFU Convention would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.