LARAMIE—Perry Livingston, of Sundance, was elected to his ninth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 94th annual meeting in Laramie.  Livingston and his family run a cow/calf operation in Crook and Weston Counties.  

“Agriculture continues to be one of the economic forces that drives the private industry in the state of Wyoming,” WyFB President Perry Livingston said.  “It is a real privilege to be associated with the members of the Farm Bureau organization.”

Voting delegates elected Todd Fornstrom to his first term as WyFB Vice President.  Todd and his family farm in Laramie County.  He and his wife, Laura, have four children.  Fornstrom has served in many different leadership positions within the organization; including Laramie County Farm Bureau President; a member of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Committee; and state chair of the WyFB General Issues Committee.  He is also a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation Sheep and Goat Advisory Board.

Dale Heggem, of Torrington, was elected to his third term as the Director-At-Large.   Heggem and his wife, Abby, have two sons.  Heggem works for the Wyoming Department of Agriculture as the state grain warehouse examiner and he and his wife are involved with the family ranching operation.

In addition to the three statewide elections, five district directors and the Young Farmer & Rancher state chair serve on the state board.

The Young Farmer & Rancher Committee elected Raenell Taylor to her second term as the state committee chair.  This position has a seat on the WyFB Board of Directors.  From Hulett, Taylor and her husband, Josh, are Crook County ranchers.  They have one son, Trayden.

Rounding out the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors are district directors:  David Garber, Northeast District Director; Kevin Baars, Southeast District Director; Tim Pexton, Central District Director; Glen Reed, Northwest District Director; and Justin Ellis, Southwest District Director.

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization.  The purpose of the Nov. 14-16, 2013 WyFB annual meeting was to develop policy to guide the organization in the coming year.  Visit

The primary goals of the organization are to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment.