State Government Affairs (SGA) Committee
The State Government Affairs Committee (SGA) works on issues of Farm Bureau members which need legislative solutions. The issues this committee works on are constantly changing in response to the needs of our members. Many of the other committees work with the SGA Committee on state and national issues that have surfaced which will need legislative action.
SGA Committee Chair: Mike Whaley, Greybull, WY
307.765.2941 or email
SGA Committee Vice Chair: Corey Forman, Powell, WY 307.202.0495 or email
Ag Tax Committee
The Agricultural Tax Committee deals with issues which have an impact on the monetary or taxing problems of Farm Bureau members. Some of the broad headings are government spending, tax increases, severance tax limitations and earmarking severance taxes, ag land assessments, estate taxes, bankruptcy, interest rates and agricultural credit.
Ag Tax Committee Chair: Chalsey Kortes, Hanna, WY
307.325.6922 or email
Ag Tax Committee Vice Chair: Andrea Dockery, Lander, WY
307.544.2296 or email
Natural and Environmental Resources (NER) Committee
The Natural and Environmental Resources (NER) Committee works on natural resource and environmental issues which affect Farm Bureau members. These issues include water, endangered species, management of federal, state and private lands, management of wildlife, pesticides, waste management and predator control.
NER Committee Chair: Rachel Grant, Glenrock, WY
307.436.2408 or email
NER Committee Vice Chair: Chad Sears, Newcastle, WY
307.746.2653 or email
General Issues (GI) Committee
The General Issues (GI) committee deals with a wide variety of issues which impact the agricultural producer. These issues include: farm labor, animal welfare, transportation and communication, health, safety and education.
GI Committee Chair: Matt Stroh, Newcastle, WY
GI Committee Vice Chair: Dale Heggem, Torrington, WY 307.640.1806 or email
Commodity Committee — Sheep Committee
Sheep Committee Chair: Todd Fornstrom, Pine Bluffs, WY
307.630.7448 or email
Young Farmer & Rancher Committee
The purpose is to give young farmers and ranchers, serving as a committee within the organization structure, the opportunity to recommend programs and activities that will encourage participation of young farmers and ranchers in both the YF&R and total Farm Bureau program.
YF&R Committee Chair: Stacy Berger, Laramie, WY
307.760.6354 or email