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WFB YF&R Seeks Contestants

We are looking for contestants in the following areas: Discussion meet, Collegiate Discussion meet, Achievement award and Excellence!  Applications are due November 4th! 

Discussion Meet – Designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant.  

The Discussion Meet Questions for 2014:

1. How should Farm Bureau engage farmer/rancher members, representing all types and kinds of operations (i.e. conventional, organic, large, small and niche markets), to work together to better promote a more positive image of agriculture?

2. How do we encourage young farmers and ranchers to continue to be involved in Farm Bureau? How can young producers lead even if they don't hold elected positions on boards?

3. What are the best practices for youth working on farms and ranches to ensure their safety and provide them learning opportunities in the area of agriculture production?

4. US agriculture is one of the major industries for the American economy. What can farmers do to stimulate more economic growth?

5. How can Young Farmers & Ranchers work with elected and appointed officials to eliminate unnecessary or excessive regulations placed upon agriculture while ensuring that new regulations are justified based on their costs and anticipated benefits?

Achievement Award – Designed to recognize those young farmers and ranchers that have excelled in their farming/ranching operations and honed their leadership abilities to superiority.

 

Excellence in Agriculture Award – Designed as an opportunity for young farmers and ranchers, while actively contributing and growing through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture, to earn recognition. Participants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e., civic, service and community).


For more information, contact Kristen Hinton, WFB YF&R program coordinator, at (360) 770-3383 or khintonranches@gmail.com.

 

2013 Young Farmer & Rancher
Award Winners


Achievement Award winners - Jeff & Jaime Sackmann, Grant county

Jeff & Jaime officially met at Washington State University and have been together for 16 years and have 3 children with another on the way, and farm with Jeff's parents.  They both have B.S. degrees in Animal Science which prove valuable on the farm and Jaime's part time position as a livestock nutritionist. They created a blog entitled "On the Chase", because they are always chasing something.  Between a six year old and twin three year olds, 1000 acres of irrigated ground, over 150 mother cows, a handful of sows, and their involvement with various organization they're always chasing something!

 

Achievement Award is designed to recognize those young farmers and ranchers that have excelled in their farming/ranching operations and honed their leadership abilities to superiority.

 

Winner receives:

  • Laptop computer courtesy of the Washington Farm Bureau Service Co.
  • Expense paid airfare and host hotel accommodations for trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, Tennessee, January 13-16th, 2013, to compete in the national contest

 

Discussion Meet winner - Bridget Coon, Adams county

Bridget works for the Washington State Beef Commission where she focuses on online strategies and putting a positive face on Washington's beef producers. Bridget married Paul in October of 2011 where they operate the Bar U Ranch with Paul's parents and aunt and uncle. The Bar U is a cow-calf and hay operation that has been in the Coon family for three generations.  Bridget and Paul welcomed their first ranch baby, Edgar in July 2012.

Discussion Meet is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. 

 

Winner receives:

  • $250 from Washington Farm Bureau
  • Expense paid airfare and host hotel accommodations for trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, Tennessee, January 13-16th, 2013, to compete in the national contest

 

Collegiate Discussion meet winner - Scott Weisse, Island county

Scott is 20 and a junior at Washington State University majoring in Agriculture Economics and Food Business Management. He is a member of the Island county Farm Bureau residing on Camano Island. Scott just recently
returned from a semester abroad in New Zealand where he studied beef and deer production classes. Scott hopes to pursue a career in agriculture after graduating from WSU.

Collegiate Discussion Meet is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant

 

The Collegiate winner receives:

  • Expense paid airfare
    and host hotel accommodations for a trip to the national Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona February 8-11th, 2013  to compete in the national contest
  • Farm Bureau letterman's jacket (black wool jacket w/ black leather sleeves) or Bomber jacket (soft black top grain leather)

 

 

 

Collegiate Discussion meet runner up - Lexi Roach, Franklin county

Lexi grew up on a dryland wheat farm in Kahlotus, WA.  She didn't know at first what she wanted to do when she came to WSU, but after a couple changes in majors finally decided on a Degree in Agricultural Technology and Production Management with an Agribusiness Economics minor.  Aside from work or school activities, I enjoy playing intramural volleyball and
basketball, and participating in activities with our collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers group and with AgTM Club.  She will be graduating in May, and is very excited to see what life has in store for her after graduation!

 

 

 

WFB YF&R Seeks Contestants!

 

The Washington Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers program includes both men and women between the ages of 18-35. The objective of the Young Farmers & Ranchers program is to provide leadership in building a more effective Farm Bureau, preserve our individual freedoms and expand our opportunities in agriculture.

The program offers opportunities in:

  • Leadership Development
  • Legislative Awareness
  • Educational Conferences
  • Networking with other farmers and ranchers around the world
  • Involvement in the whole Farm Bureau program

Attention potential competitors! The Discussion Meet Questions for 2013 have been released!

2013 Discussion Meet Questions

  1. Certain sectors of agriculture are labor intensive and rely heavily on immigrant workers. What is a fair and balanced immigration policy?
  2. What can be done to encourage young farmers and ranchers to return home to the farm if it means living in a rural area that does not provide the same amenities (education, health care, technology) as a metropolitan community?
  3. How do we reach out to associate members to provide value to their membership? 
  4. How should Farm Bureau help prepare its members--both young and old--for transferring operations to the next generation of farmers and ranchers? What is Farm Bureau's role in encouraging more transfers?
  5. How can Farm Bureau play a role to ensure the viability of quality agricultural education programs within our schools?

If you are interested in competing, please email Don Jacobs, YF&R coordinator at djacobs@wsfb.com or call 509-607-0747.

Read more about Young Farmers and Ranchers attending the national leadership conference in 2012.

2012 WFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Winners

Jennifer Rathbun, Washington - Discussion Meet Winner



Jennifer Rathbun, along with her husband Greg and three children Abby, Tell and Taggart own and operate an Angus seed stock and diversified farming operation in Moses Lake. She enjoys ranch life, skiing, traveling and watching her kids play sports.
Winner receives:
* Airfare, hotel and registration paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Honolulu, Hawaii January 8-11th, 2012, to compete in the national contest
* $250 from Washington Farm Bureau

Keith & Laura Middleton, Washington - Achievment Award Winner

Keith and Laura Middleton operate Middleton Six Sons Farms, LLC, a 2000 acre irrigated farm along with Keith’s parents.  Three years ago they started selling from their small produce stand fresh asparagus, direct to the public and some local restaurants. They primarily grow asparagus, alfalfa, field corn, and sweet corn. They have four children that range in age from 5 to 11 years old.

Winner Receives *Airfare, hotel and registration paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Honolulu, Hawaii January 8-11th, 2012, to compete in the national contest
* Laptop computer courtesy of the Washington Farm Bureau Service Co. 
 

 

 

  Michelle Earnst, Washington - Collegiate Discussion Meet Winner


Michelle Earnst is the 21 year old daughter of Keith and Marisa Earnst, of Mount Vernon, Washington. She is a junior at Washington State University majoring in Animal Science – Production Management. Michelle hopes to work in ranch management with cow-calf operations or possibly rodeo stock. At home, Michelle is a leader in the Valley Green Acres horse 4H club and works for Hedlin Family Farms in LaConner.

Winner Receives 

* Airfare, hotel and registration paid trip to the national Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan February 17-20th, 2012

* Farm Bureau embroidered jacket

  Brady Irwin, Washington - Collegiate Discussion Meet 2 Place Winner


Brady Irwin was born and raised on a small cow calf operation in Enumclaw, Washington. He graduated with honors from Enumclaw High School in 2008. He is currently a senior at Washington State University, working on a BS in Ag Food Systems Business Economics.

 


Winner receives:



*Half expenses paid for Airfare, hotel and registration to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Honolulu, Hawaii January 8-11th, 2011, to compete in the national contest
*Stihl Farm boss MS 290 chainsaw with carrying case, safety chaps, and hearing protectors from Stihl Inc.  

 

For more information, contact Kristen Hinton, WFB YF&R program coordinator, at (360) 561-0387 or khinton@wsfb.com  

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Competitive Events
2012 Discussion Meet Questions (released Jan. 2011) 

2010 WFB Annual Meeting - November 15 - 18, 2010 at the Yakima Convention Center

Preceding the 2010 WFB Annual Meeting the YF&R Program sponsored a special presentation on Monday, November 15, 2010.  Kevin Spafford spoke from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. about Succession Planning for Agribusiness Owners.  This workshop was designed to ensure that family farms continue to serve as a source of pride, financial strength and opportunity for generations to come.

2010-2011 Discussion Meet Contest Contestant - Jaime Sackmann

Jaime SackmannRecently Washington Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Jaime Sackmann competed in the Discussion Meet contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia Jan. 9-11, 2011. The Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant.

When she progressed into the Sweet 16 round, Jaime made Washington Farm Bureau history. Only two other people from Washington -- Britt Dudek from Chelan/Douglas County Farm Bureau and Annie Lohman from Skagit County Farm Bureau – have achieved that level of success since the contest’s inception.

Jaime received:
• $250 cash award from Washington Farm Bureau • An expense-paid trip to the AFBF Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia • $500 cash award from Dodge

Jaime and her husband Jeff farm in Grant County with Jeff’s parents. Their family includes 5 year old Molly and twins, Trevor & Lila, who turned 2 in January. They raise irrigated crops, primarily alfalfa and grass hay, registered Angus cattle, and a few hogs. Jaime serves as Secretary for the Grant County Farm Bureau as well as the Co-Chair for the Washington Farm Bureau YF&R Committee. Jeff and Jaime are involved with Washington Pork Producers, Washington Angus Association, and local high school and college ag advisory committees. Jaime also works part-time as a livestock nutritionist.

2010-2011 Achievement Award Winners - Brian and Alison Maiden

WashingtonMaidens Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award winners Brian and Alison Maiden were recognized at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia Jan. 9-11, 2011.

The Maidens received: • A laptop computer courtesy of the Washington Farm Bureau Service Company • An expense-paid trip to the AFBF Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia • $500 cash award from Dodge

The Achievement Award is designed to recognize those young farmers and ranchers who have excelled in their farming/ ranching operations and honed their leadership abilities to superiority.

The contestants are evaluated on a combination of their farming operation growth and financial progress of operation, Farm Bureau leadership, as well as leadership outside of Farm Bureau. More specifically, the judges look for excellence in management, growth and scope of the enterprise and self-initiative displayed throughout the operation. A contestant’s participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations often results in points from the judges.

Brian is the 5th generation to live and farm on the homestead where he and Alison raise their six children. Their farming operation is diversified and includes irrigated alfalfa, wheat, pasture, custom haying and harvesting, and cattle. 

Significant changes in their operations have included moving to mostly big bales and adding more acreage, using more efficient and effective harvesting methods, upgrading and expanding their equipment, and improving genetics in their cattle. The biggest challenge the Maidens face is urban development which compounds the difficulty of land and water availability close to the farm while increasing land prices.

2010-2011 WFB Collegiate Discussion Meet Winners

The Collegiate Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. The judges are looking for the contestant that offers constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions.

1st Place Winner - Emily Craig

Emily CraigEmily Craig is from Yamhill County, Oregon and will be moving to Whatcom County after graduating from WSU in May of this year. She grew up on a small hobby farm, raising and showing market lambs and horses as well as staying active in FFA leadership. Emily is graduating with a degree in Psychology and hopes to earn a Masters of Arts in Teaching. As the winner of the WFB YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet, Emily is representing Washington at the National YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet. This competition takes place at the YF&R National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida on February 3-6, 2011.

2nd Place Winner - Peter Appel

Peter AppelPete Appel is from Dusty in Whitman County. He grew up on a dryland wheat and barley farm in the Palouse, raised by his parents Steve and Dianne Appel. This last year he wed his wife Laura Appel. He is currently looking to graduate from WSU in May with a degree in Agricultural Technology and Production Management and this year he is serving as the Vice- President of the Collegiate YF&R. As the second place winner of the WFB Collegiate Discussion Meet, Pete is also representing Washington at the National Collegiate Discussion Meet in Orlando.

8th Annual YF&R Fairway Classic - July 17, 2010

 

 

 

Announcing the 2010 YF&R Discussion Meet and Collegiate Discussion Meet Winners!

2010 Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet

The Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet was held at the Washington Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Kennewick, Washington on November 18th, 2009.  The competitors discussed the randomly selected topic "How can agricultural producers reach out to the public to gain their support on important issues impacting agriculture?” Discussion of the topic included communication strategies such as collaborating with other industries, putting a face to agriculture, and getting the farmer story out there. The competitors also discussed the issues that should spotlighted such as environmental issues, animal welfare, food.

SummerThe winner representing WFB at the AFBF Annual Meeting in Seattle in January of 2010 is Summer Steenbarger. Summer co-farms 21 acres in SW Washington with her parents.  Together, they raise a variety of animals for meat, dairy, eggs and fiber; grow a garden for subscriptions as well as value-added products; and host various workshops on living more traditionally.  She is an active leader within her community, collaborating and networking with farmers, and connecting people with their food in every way possible.  She is involved in the Clark/Cowlitz Young Farmer and Rancher group and was just elected as Vice-President of the County Farm Bureau.

2010 Collegiate Discussion Meet

The Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet was held at the Washington Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Kennewick, Washington on November 18th, 2009.  The competitors representing three colleges, Washington State University, Whitworth and Walla Walla Community College, discussed the randomly selected topic “What can be done to encourage young people to get involved in the agricultural industry and remain there?”. 

SydneyThe winner representing WFB at the AFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma in February of 2010 is Sydney Rathbun.  Sydney is a sophomore at Washington State University majoring in Agriculture Technology and Management.  Upon graduation she hopes to return to the family farm located in Kennewick and continue to farm.

Young Leaders Learn Secrets to "Bridging the Gap"

"Bridging the Gap" was the theme for the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference held Feb 7-9 in Sacramento, California. yfr group photoTwelve Washington Farm Bureau representatives attended the conference.

Washington's delegation consisted of YF&R state committee members Keith and Laura Middleton; John VanValkenburg from Skagit county; President of the WSU Chapter of the WFB YF&R Committee and state committee member Sage Shelton, Kittitas County; YF&R state coordinator Kristen Hinton; and WSU students from the following counties: Michelle Carlsen, King County; Jimmy Sands and Kent Stokes, Okanogan County; Sydney Rathbun, Franklin County; Kodi Jo Jaspers and Dan Whorley, Chelan/Douglas County; and Chad Lilze, Walla Walla County.

In all, the national conference attracted more than 800 attendees from 45 states.

The conference focused on bridging the gap between generations with an emphasis on communication and finances. The differing values and seemingly incompatible views on leadership between the generations have stirred up conflict in the business world.

The breakout sessions and speakers pointed out that agriculture is not exempt from this phenomenon. Among the dynamic speakers were Cam Marston (consultant, author and speaker), David Kohl (Professor emeritus Agricultural Applied Economics, Virginia Tech) and Jolene Brown (Certified Speaking Professional).

Chad Lilze, Washington's Collegiate Discussion Meet winner, and Kent Stokes (runner up) both competed in the National Collegiate Discussion Meet competition and represented Washington state well. rice co-opBoth competitors spoke knowledgeably about the topics ranging from the aging transportation infrastructure to how to correct the misconceptions of Farm Bureau.

The group toured Superior Farms, a lamb processing facility, Farmers' Rice Cooperative, and a Campbell's soup plant. Participants were especially interested in rice processing since that is something we don't have in Washington.

Participants were inspired by the conference and walked away with many ideas, communication tips, and new connections. There is already a buzz about the 2010 YF&R conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma February 20-22, 2010.

For more information about the WFB Young Farmers & Ranchers program, e-mail Kristen Hinton,YF&R Program Coordinator, or call (360) 561-0387.

 

Young leaders explore "Reality Farming"

"Reality Farming" was the theme for the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference held Feb 16-18 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Fourteen Washington Farm Bureau representatives attended the WFB YF&R representatives in Baltimoreconference.  Washington’s delegation consisted of YF&R state chair Jaime Sackmann; state committee members Keith and Laura Middleton; President of the WSU Chapter of the WFB YF&R Committee and state committee member Megan McCary; YF&R state coordinator Kristen Hinton; and WSU students from the following counties: Kristen Boshart, Snohomish County; Michelle Carlsen, King County; Candi Wilson, Jimmy Sands, and Kent Stokes, Okanogan County; Nicole Groth, Yakima County; Matt Miller, Adams County; and Sage Shelton and Cassie Wyman, Kittitas County. 

In all, the national conference attracted 830 attendees from 44 states.

A common theme regarding the importance of becoming an agricultural advocate and standing up for the industry was carried throughout the conference and evident in the presentations.  Attendees heard from entertaining and informative speakers such as Trent Loos, who spoke about agricultural advocacy; Dr. Ron Hansen on the relationships of family farming generations; and Damian Mason, a humorist who spoke about agribusiness.

As Washington’s Collegiate Discussion Meet winner, Sage Shelton of Kittitas County competed in the National Collegiate Discussion Meet competition and advanced to the Sweet 16. Shelton represented Washington with poise and confidence, speaking knowledgeably on a variety of complex issues including private property rights, water and the global economy.

Participants emerged from the conference inspired by having been with fellow young producers, sharing ideas, exchanging knowledge and making connections. There is already a buzz about the 2009 YF&R conference in Sacramento, California, February 7-9, 2009.

For more information about the WFB Young Farmers & Ranchers program, contact Kristen Hinton, YF&R Program Coordinator, or call (360) 561-0387. 

Grant County couple wins WFB 2007 YF&R Achievement Award

Greg and Jennifer Rathbun of Moses Lake were recognized as winners of the Washington Farm Bureau 2007 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award at the organization’s annual meeting in Spokane. 

The Rathbuns own and operate Rathbun Angus Ranch, LLC, a diversifiedRathbuns win YF&R Achievement Award farming and livestock operation.  Located in the dry desert climate of Eastern Washington, the Rathbuns rely on irrigation to raise alfalfa and Timothy hay.  They also run an extensive AI & ET program on registered Angus cows that are kept on irrigated pasture and desert range.

The Achievement Award is designed to recognize those young farmers and ranchers that have excelled in their farming/ranching operations and honed their leadership abilities to superiority.  Contestants are evaluated on a combination of their farming operation growth and financial progress of operation, Farm Bureau leadership, as well as leadership outside of Farm Bureau.  Judges look for excellence in management, growth and scope of the enterprise, and self-initiative that has been displayed throughout the operation.

As winners of the award at the state level, the Rathbuns received:

  • Courtesy of Kubota Tractor Corporation, free use of any new Kubota M series 50 to 105 HP tractor & loader for a period of 350 hours or one year, whichever comes first. The Rathbuns have first option to purchase the discounted tractor at the end of that term.
  • Expense paid trip to the AFBF convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan. 13-16, 2008, to compete in the national contest, courtesy of COUNTRY Insurance & Financial Services. And
  • $500 from Dodge.

At the American Farm Bureau Federation level, winners of the Achievement Award receive: 

  • 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4 pickup truck with a 5.9L Cummins HO Turbo Diesel engine.
  • Paid registration to the 2008 YF&R Leadership Conference.

Four runners-up will each receive a Case IH DX compact tractor.

Taylors win WFB 2007 YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award 

David and Molly Taylor of Moxee were recognized as winners of the Washington Farm Bureau 2007 Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award at the organization’s annual meeting in Spokane. 

The Taylors own and operate Taylor Angus Ranch, a small registered Black Angus ranch, in the Moxee Valley of Central Washington.  They also own and operate Taylor Consulting Group, which specializes in land use, policy development, communications, water rights, and government relations.  Taylor Consulting Group opened for business in June, 2004 and has had a steady growth in clientele over the past two years. 

The Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award is designed as an opportunity for young farmers and ranchers, while actively contributing and growing through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture, to earn recognition. Participants are judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e., civic, service and community). 

In winning the WFB 2007 YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award, the Taylors received: 

  • Stihl MS 270 C chainsaw (3.2 cu. inch with a 20 inch bar), carrying case, safety chaps, and hearing protectors from Stihl Inc.  
  • Expense paid trip to the AFBF convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan. 13-16, 2008, to compete in the national contest, courtesy of COUNTRY Insurance & Financial Services. And 
  • $500 from Dodge

At the American Farm Bureau Federation level, winners of the Excellence in Agriculture Award receive:

  • 2008 Dodge Quad Cab 4x4 1500 pickup with SLT trim and a 4.7L Magnum V8 engine.
  • Paid registration to the 2008 YF&R Leadership Conference.

Three runners-up will receive a $4,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a Farm Boss Chain saw, courtesy of Stihl Outdoor Power Equipment.

Shelton wins WFB 2007 YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet 

Sage Shelton, a Washington State University student from Kittitas County, claimed top honors at the Washington Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet at the organization’s annual meeting in Spokane, Nov. 14.

Shelton wins Collegiate Discussion MeetOther WSU students competing in the Discussion Meet were Cassie Wyman of Kittitas County, Michelle Carlsen of King County, and Kristin Boshart of Snohomish County. 

The YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. The judges are looking for the contestant that offers constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions.

In winning the WFB YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet, Shelton receives an expense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation YF&R Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 16-18, 2008, to compete in the national contest.  Shelton also receives a bomber jacket or leather lettermen’s jacket from WFB.

At the AFBF level, prizes are sponsored by the CHS Foundation.  The winner receives a $2,500 scholarship.  The three finalists receive $1,000 scholarships.  Each participant will receive a $250 scholarship.

Who serves on the YF&R Committee?

 

Jaime Sackman,  Co-Chair

Jennifer Rathbun, Co-Chair

Jeff Sackmann

Greg Rathbun

Keith & Laura Middleton

Dr. Brandy Mauel Fay

Sam & Amy Krautscheid

Trinity & Trampus Stucker 

Matt Stewart

Sage Shelton, WSU Collegiate Chapter president

About YF&R

For more information, contact Don Jacobs, WFB YF&R program coordinator, or call (509) 607-0747.

American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers program