Conclave in the Derby 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 51st Biennial Conclave, July 30 – August 2, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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 Louisville with brothers and friends, and experience all that fraternal affiliation as a member of FarmHouse Fraternity offers.


Chapter Delegate + Alternate Delegate – $2,100 per pair
(includes all events, meals, lodging and transportation)

Additional Student Attendees – $600 per person
(includes all events, meals and lodging)

Association Delegate  – $1,200 per person
(includes all events, meals and lodging)

Alumni Attendees & Spouse/Guest – $450 per person
(includes all events and meals)

Thursday Package – $55

Friday Package – $200 

Saturday Package  – $195

Opening Networking Night – $55

Breakfast and Leadership Keynote – $45

Fraternity Awards and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon – $55

Group Night Out at Churchill Downs  – $100

Master Builder Breakfast Panel – $50

Leadership Luncheon – $55

Closing Banquet – $90

Alumni attendees are responsible for booking your own accommodations at the Conclave host hotel, the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Designated chapter voting delegates and alternate delegates will be housed with other chapter delegates and reservations will be made on their behalf. 

Register by logging into your MyHerdBook account at the link below. Online registration closes July 24, 2020. In-person event registration will take place at check-in. Alumni and guest cancellations will be accepted until July 10, 2020.


Our host hotel while in Louisville is the Louisville Marriott Downtown. A special room rate of $170/night is offered to Conclave guests. Book your room by July 8 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 51st 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!