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.”

Voting delegates elected Jim Hefenieder (pronounced Hefeneeder) to his seventh term as WyFB vice president.  Hefenieder, and his wife, Beth, live near Worland where he farms and feeds cattle with his family. 

“It truly is an honor to represent agriculture through the work we do on the Farm Board,” Hefenieder stated.  “My commitment to leadership in Farm Bureau is an important component of our family’s agriculture operation and necessary for our future as well as the future of all of Wyoming agriculture.” 

   Dale Heggem, of Veteran, was elected to the position of 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.

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 Chalsey Kortes to serve a sixth term as the state committee chair.  This position has a seat on the WyFB Board of Directors.  Kortes and her parents run a cow/calf operation near Hanna.

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 Director; and Margaret Lester, Southwest Director.

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization.  The purpose of the Nov. 10-12, 2011 WyFB annual meeting was to develop policy to guide the organization in the coming year.  Visit

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization. The primary goals of the organization are to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment.