The Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) agriculture program includes both men and women between the ages of 18-35. The objective of the YF&R program is to provide leadership in building a more effective Farm Bureau to preserve our individual freedoms and expand our opportunities in agriculture.
The YF&R program is a committee centered, fully integrated part of Farm Bureau at the county, state and national level. County and state committees are charged with surfacing, training and motivating young Farm Bureau board members to understand basic Wyoming Farm Bureau principles and procedures and to foster active involvement in Farm Bureau agricultural projects.
The program offers opportunities in:
- Leadership Development
- Legislative Awareness
- Educational Conferences
- Networking with other farmers and ranchers around the world
- Competitive Events
- Involvement in the whole Farm Bureau program.
INTERESTED IN TAKING YOUR LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL TO THE STATE LEVEL?
Do you have a passion for educating consumers about the agriculture industry? Are you dedicated to working with other young leaders in order to advance our work for agriculture? If so, the WyFB YF&R Committee could be the perfect fit! The objective of the Committee is to give young farmers and ranchers, serving as a committee within the organization structure, the opportunity to recommend agriculture projects and activities that will encourage participation of young farmers and ranchers in both the YF&R and total Farm Bureau agricultural program.
YF&R Committee Election Information
2012 District Elections: Central District - Sept. 26 in Laramie; Northeast District - Sept. 25 in Beulah; Southwest District - Oct. 1 in Kemmerer; Southeast District - Oct. 11 in Pine Bluffs; Northwest District - Nov. 15 in Laramie
YEARLY SELECTION PROCESS:
- County Farm Bureaus nominate a couple or individual agricultural producers between the ages of 18-35 at each district meeting in the fall.
- Each district has two representatives on the state committee. One position is voted on each year and committee members serve a two-year term.
Young farmers and ranchers are the future of agriculture. Staying informed and educated about agricultural policy and issues will better prepare you to take action that benefits your family, your operation and the agricultural industry as a whole. This network of support will enhance your development as a young producer in Wyoming, an individual and a Farm Bureau member.
Through YF&R you will find:
- Ability to share common ground with other young farmers and ranchers
- Personal development
- Educational information you can take back to your operation
- Participation in competitive events, leadership positions and more
- Involvement with agriculture programs and community leaders
- Educational and networking opportunities
- Legislative involvement
Contact: Kerin Clark, WyFB YF&R Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 866.272.2197
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