Have you talked to a farmer today?   Here’s your chance! Arizona Farm Bureau’s Fence Line speakers’ bureau is made up of farmers and ranchers who are happy to tell you about what they do on their farm or ranch every day, share a few stories and their passion for agriculture.  Fence Line offers face-to-face presentations and the opportunity to talk directly with an Arizona farmer or rancher about how your food is grown.  


Fence Line speaker topics include:

  • Food Safety Today = Best practices
  • Genetics
  • Arizona and Agriculture Water
  • Understanding the Farm Bill
  • Leadership: How to Pass the Baton
  • Biotechnology
  • The High Cost of Farm Equipment
  • What it Cost to Farm
  • What Makes Arizona Agriculture Unique
  • Buying Local 
  • Learn about Arizona Agriculture 
  • Agritourism 
  • Animal Welfare 
  • Arizona's 5 c"s... citrus, cattle, cotton, climate &copper 
  • Protecting your Agriculture 
  • How I grow/produce: Beef, Dairy, Grain, Hogs, Nursery plants, wine and more 
  • Agriculture Issues 
  • Yuma, "The Winter Salad Bowl" of the Nation

Here are a few comments about our speakers:

"I just wanted to thank you for putting me in contact with John Boelts. It was a wonderful day of learning, and he went out of his way with my students. We were all very impressed. My students and I were astounded by his depth of knowledge and his ability to convey it.  All of us felt privileged to have had the opportunity to learn so much. He is passionate about his crops and cares that he is helping to feed the people of the United States a quality food product." -- Brophy College Preparatory

"I just want to thank you for arranging for Sonia Gasho to speak to our Nature Club tonight.  She was a wonderful speaker and I think there were more questions than we have had for any other speaker.  After the meeting, a few of us enjoyed her company at dinner. Thanks again for arranging such an interesting and informative speaker." -- SaddleBrooke Nature Club                                                        

"We contacted you for a speaker for our staff training.  You contacted Wes Kerr who gave us training on his family’s dairy farm. His presentation was ranked extremely high by our staff due to his knowledge of the farm, science, etc. And staff thought he was one of the most relatable and dynamic speakers that we have had in a long time." -- Maricopa County Environmental Services Department   

 For more information about Fence Line, call 480-635-3609 or email joelcarr@azfb.org. We can handle any topic you’re interested in as it relates to Arizona agriculture!