Year: 2011

Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference Dec. 2-3 in Casper

          “Shopping for Results” is the focus of the Dec. 2-3, 2011 Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Conference.   Wyoming young farmers and ranchers are invited to attend the YF&R Conference at the Holiday Inn in Casper.  The conference is open to all young agricultural producers (between the ages of 18-35) and all Farm Bureau members.  Children are welcome.                No matter what it is we do in life we are always “shopping for results.”  Whether it be results in finding the perfect gift for someone or results on your agriculture operation.  Speakers will talk about how Read Full Article

Perry Livingston elected to seventh term as Wyoming Farm Bureau President – Nov. 12, 2011

CHEYENNE—Perry Livingston, of Sundance, was elected to his seventh term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 92nd annual meeting in Cheyenne.  Livingston and his family run a cow/calf operation in Crook and Weston Counties.   “It is a real privilege to continue serving agriculture and Wyoming Farm Bureau members,” Livingston said.  “It is an honor to serve our members who make this grassroots organization a strong voice for agriculture.” Read Full Article

Wyoming Farm Bureau: Wolf policy change supports Governor’s agreement – Nov. 11, 2011

           CHEYENNE, NOV. 11, 2011—“Every year there is not a resolution to wolf management, the number of wolves continue to increase,” Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told Wyoming Farm Bureau members at their annual meeting today.  “I have been working since I began in this office to try and find a resolution.”             “As you all know I have agreed with the Department of Interior and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service on a management plan,” Mead continued.  “100 wolves is at least 1/3 the population that we have now.  There is no guarantee that this will work, but I Read Full Article

EPA Chesapeake Bay Model Undermining Public Confidence – Nov. 3, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2011—The Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to take the time to improve its Chesapeake Bay Watershed nutrient management model is undermining the public’s confidence. This refusal also could cause farmers and other stakeholders in the watershed to spend scarce resources on conservation measures directed to the wrong sources or the wrong areas, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Read Full Article

CANCELLED–Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet Nov. 15 in Laramie

–$300 cash prize and eligibility for national competition, Nov. 9 application deadline             The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee invites all undergraduate students (attending the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming Junior College) majoring (or with a minor) in agriculture to talk their way towards $300 cash.  On Nov. 15, 2011 the YF&R Committee will host the eighth annual WyFB YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet.  The competition will be at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture in Laramie. Read Full Article

WyFB 92nd annual meeting Nov. 10-12 in Cheyenne

            The 92nd annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation will be at the Little America in Cheyenne Nov. 10-12, 2011.  Featured speakers include Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, United States Senator Mike Enzi, American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher National Chair Ben LaCross, Attorney Harriet Hageman and Dr. Gary Sides.  Read Full Article

“Today’s Agriculture, Feeding the World” Symposium November 10 in Cheyenne

–Free event, open to public                  View informational flyer       A global perspective on the impact of technology on agriculture will be discussed at the November 10 “Today’s Agriculture, Feeding the World” Symposium hosted by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Foundation.  The event will be held at the Little America in Cheyenne in conjunction with the 2011 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting.              Dr. Gary Sides presents an entertaining, science based and global view of how we use technology to feed the world.  Dr. Sides will speak from 8:15-9:45 a.m. and the forum is open to the public.  Read Full Article

FCC Must Test Technical Fixes Related to GPS – Oct. 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 12, 2011—The Federal Communications Commission and an independent technical company must complete comprehensive and rigorous testing on all proposed technical fixes to ensure there is no interference between broadband and GPS signals, the American Farm Bureau told Congress today.  “It is critical that costs for resolving this issue are not passed along to farmers and ranchers through higher GPS or equipment costs,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “LightSquared should cover the expense of all technical fixes related to the interference issue to ensure the cost is not passed along to farmers and ranchers.” Read Full Article

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