National YF&R Committee Members AppointedWed, 17 Dec 2014 14:38:30 CST
The American Farm Bureau Federation has appointed new members to its national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee for the 2015-2017 term beginning in March. The committee is comprised of 16 positions representing all regions of the U.S. An individual or a couple may hold each committee position.
AFBF President Bob Stallman announced the appointment of the following new members to the committee: Tim and Danielle Clark, Wisconsin (beef cattle); Cole and Sammie Coxbill, Wyoming (crops and beef cattle); Jamie Cruz, Massachusetts (vegetables, berries and livestock); Jonathan and Lara Dinsmore, Arizona (vegetables, hay and grain); Latham and Katie Farley, Ohio (grain and hogs); Jared Finegan, Illinois (corn, soybeans and wheat); Tim and Katherine Franklin, Kansas (corn and wheat); and John and Dusty Reese, Utah (beef cattle).
“Farm Bureau’s YF&R Committee members play a vital role in advocating for agriculture while further building their leadership abilities,” AFBF President Bob Stallman said. “The commitment and quality of the young agriculturalists who volunteer to serve are always impressive, and this year is no different. It’s clear that the future of farming and ranching is in good hands.”
Committee members are responsible for YF&R Program planning, which includes the coordination of YF&R competitive events during AFBF’s Annual Convention each January. They also provide support in planning and implementing AFBF’s bi-annual FUSION Conference for Farm Bureau volunteer leaders involved in YF&R, Women’s Leadership, and Promotion & Education.
National committee members are nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus. They study farm and food policy issues, participate in leadership training exercises and hone other professional skills during their tenure as committee members.
The Young Farmers & Ranchers program includes both men and women between the ages of 18-35. Click here to learn more online.
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