Come and celebrate an early spring in West Des Moines with fellow members in March. Pick from Des Moines malls and shopping districts such as Valley West Mall, Jordan Creek Town Center, Historic Valley Junction or the Historic East Village —just to name a few. Or check out the brand new Des Moines outlet mall, located in Altoona. Enjoy an IMAX at the Science Center of Iowa or browse hundreds of flowers and plants at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.


Be sure to order a visitors’ guide here:


The Sheraton Hotel offers members free transportation from the airport, as well as a complimentary shuttle to area malls and restaurants.


Speakers invited include Dr. Temple Grandin, a prominent author and speaker about animal behavior. She is professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and has a robust career consulting about livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare.


Richard Ellinghuysen is vice president of Producers Livestock, Omaha, Neb. A former National Farmers division director and national secretary, he will update members about the livestock industry.


A representative from FarmHer is invited to speak. FarmHer focuses on women in agriculture and their stories. Women are not only recognized, but feel a sense of inspiration and community. FarmHer consists of various entities, all shining a light on women in agriculture.


Several other agricultural speakers have been invited to present at Convene ’19, covering important topics such as the Farm Bill, ag legislation priorities and trade. With farmer revenue, National Farmers’ top priority, ag marketing presentations will occur throughout the three-day event.


National Farmers Convention 2019