Conclave in Kansas City!

It’s an exciting time to be affiliated with FarmHouse Fraternity! One way to be a part of this excitement and experience it first-hand is by attending the Fraternity’s 50th Biennial Conclave, July 25-28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to be a part of FarmHouse history, network and (re)connect with brothers, take part in informative educational programming to better yourself or improve your chapter, learn what’s happening within higher education, agriculture, business and the fraternal movement, add your voice to the discussion and dialogue during the business meeting, explore Kansas City with brothers and friends, and experience all that fraternal affiliation as a member of FarmHouse Fraternity offers.


Chapter Member Full Week (includes rooming)  – $500

Association Delegate  – $500

Alumni attendee – $415


Alumni Attendees are responsible for booking your own accommodations at the Conclave host hotel, Downtown Marriot Kansas City. Designated chapter voting delegates will be housed with other delegates and reservations will be made on their behalf as well. No registrations will be accepted after July 13, 2018. Cancellations may be accepted until July 13, however, any cancellations received after July 13, will be refunded at a 50% rate.


Our host hotel while in Kansas City is the Downtown Marriott. A special room rate of $145/night is offered to Conclave guests. Book your room by July 15 to receive this rate. For safety and security all Conclave attendees are expected to stay at the host hotel. All programs, meal functions, meetings and educational sessions will be held on-site.


Conclave is the biennial gathering of our brotherhood to discuss the important and relevant issues facing our Fraternity, executive collective governance of FarmHouse through the delegate process and our Fraternity’s brotherhood. Conclave was first held in 1917 and this year marks the 50th time we’ve gathered as a Fraternity. Anyone is welcome! Each chapter and association is required to send a voting delegate; however, all chapter members and alumni brothers are encouraged to join us and learn from one another.


One way to show your support, regardless of whether you can attend, is through the donation of an item for the FarmHouse Foundation’s silent and live auctions. Throughout the week attendees will bid on fantastic items – perfect for college students, alumni members, friends or family members – through the silent auction. Then Conclave culminates on Saturday night with the long-running tradition of the Live Auction. To donate an item, contact Allison Rickels, FarmHouse Foundation,, (800) 722-1905. All proceeds from the silent and live auctions benefit the FarmHouse Foundation and the educational programming offered at Conclave.


The official business of the Fraternity is also conducted during the  Opening and Closing Business meetings. Voting delegates, in good-standing with the International Fraternity, will be seated for all recognized FarmHouse Chapters and Associations. To be in good standing, a Chapter or Association must be current in all financial obligations to the International Fraternity. Official voting delegates are to be identified no later than June 1. Amendments to the current by-laws may be submitted up to July 25. Known legislation proposed for consideration will be provided in advance to all delegates for their review prior to Conclave.


Conclave is a celebration of all things FarmHouse! At this Conclave we will celebrate the achievements of the last biennium, discuss the plans over the next biennium, recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our chapters and loyal alumni, honor our most esteemed alumni and congratulate the newly elected leadership of our brotherhood to the International Executive Board. We want you to be a part of this Conclave celebration!

8:00am - 7:00 pm


8:00 am - 12:00 am

Student Arrival

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Leadership Experience

Truman Library

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

VIP Reception

5:30 pm - 7:20 pm

Opening Event

Chicken N Pickle

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Free Night

7:00 am - 8:15 am

Chapter Consultations

Excelsior Feedback and Blue Print Check-In

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Future of Fraternity

Breakfast and Keynote

9:45 am - 11:00 am

Opening Session

Roll Call and Nominations and ByLaws Committee Reports

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Spouse Programming

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Sessions

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Fraternity Awards Luncheon

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Opening Business Meeting and Legislative Session

Including Finance and Awards Comm Reports

3:15 - 4:15

Education Sessions

4:30 - 5:30

Education Sessions

6:00 - 9:00

Group Night Out

National WWI Museum and Memorial

7:45 AM 8:30 AM

Memorial Service

8:45 AM 10:00 AM

Master Builder Breakfast Panel

10:10 AM 11:00 AM

Education Sessions (Alumni Only)

10:10 AM 11:00 AM

Ruby Society Networking Session

10:30 AM 3:00 PM

Spouse Program

11:10 AM 12:00 PM

Education Sessions

12:10 PM 1:20 PM

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch and Keynote

1:30 PM 2:30 PM

Education Sessions

2:45 PM 3:45 PM

Honorary Member Initiation

4:00 PM 5:30 PM

Closing Business Meeting, including Memorial Minutes and New Business and remarks from outgoing officers

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Chapter Specific Receptions

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Foundation Chairman' s Reception

7:15 PM 9:15 PM

Conclave Closing Banquet

including live auction and induction of Master Builders/Philanthropy Laureates and Installation of IEB