Father and son football stars to keynote AFBF convention, trade show

Peyton and Archie Manning to keynote the closing general session of the 2017 AFBF convention and IDEAg trade show.
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has announced the keynote speakers for its 2017 annual convention and IDEAg trade show.

The father and son football stars, Archie and Peyton Manning, will speak at the closing general session on Monday, Jan. 9.

"In some of his recent television commercials, the NFL retiree seems to be embracing his football retirement, so we're glad to be able to give him something additional to look forward to," AFBF President Zippy Duvall said. "Peyton Manning is a model of success, with a strong work ethic and proven track record of helping others. We look forward to hearing from him about the importance of teamwork and a good game plan. We think the sports star will feel right at home with the superstars of American agriculture."

Peyton Manning followed in his father's footsteps, with an illustrious career in professional football. Now retired from football, Manning has focused on his charitable work, including the PeyBack Foundation to help underprivileged youth. A future Hall of Famer, he led his team to two Super Bowl championships. He played for the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos.

The elder Manning is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. After college, he went on to play for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings. Since retiring from football, he worked as a broadcaster and restaurateur. He founded the Manning Passing Academy.

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