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Thank you

Thank you to all the farmers and ranchers of Wyoming that make this country great.  When people think about agriculture, food is the first thing that comes to mind.  Food is definitely important for life, however, farmers and ranchers provide for much more than food alone.  Your long hours and dedication are appreciated.  The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation would like to recognize you and say thank you for your work to keep agriculture strong in Wyoming!

Farmers and Ranchers

Garie and Karen Henry, Uinta County Ranchers

Garie and Karen Henry raise beef cattle on the family ranch that has been in the Henry family for over 100 years. It is a family operation with their son and his wife as full partners in the ranch with them. “We pass it down from generation to generation,” Karen said. “Garie is the 4th generation and we have great-grandkids that will be the 7th generation. “Being a Wyoming rancher means the world to us.” Karen served as president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation from 1994-2005. As state president, Karen believed in working on agriculture issues to make sure Read Full Article

Chalsey Kortes, Carbon County Rancher

Chalsey Kortes feels fortunate to be a 4th generation cattle rancher in Northern Carbon County. She, along with her parents, G.G. and Kim Kortes, run a cow/calf ranch that has been in their family for nearly a century. “Being able to provide a high quality beef product for our nation’s dinner table is really dear to my heart,” Kortes said. Here what Chalsey has to say about ranching and get a glimpse of her love of ranching in her video.                         Read Full Article

Todd and Laura Fornstrom, Laramie County Farmers

Todd works with his father on the Fornstrom Farm near Pine Bluffs, Wyo. The diversified farm consists of irrigated corn, wheat, alfalfa, dry beans and a cattle and sheep feedlot. They also run a trucking business, custom harvest and Todd is in a partnership and runs Premium Hay Products, an alfalfa pellet mill. Laura is a special education paraprofessional at Pine Bluffs High School. She also is the head junior high track coach and an assistant high school basketball coach. Todd and Laura have four children; Taylen, Wyatt, Maddie and Sydnie. The Fornstroms have been involved in Farm Bureau since Read Full Article

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