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Why take the time to attend the WyFB YF&R Conference

By Kailey Barlow, Sublette County Rancher and WyFB YF&R Committee Member Every time I check Facebook, read a newspaper, or just listen to the talk around town, I’m quickly reminded that the agriculture industry is facing what can seem like unsurmountable challenges. That is why I choose to be active in the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation and attend the Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers conference every year. The Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers conference has a different focus every year, so it always provides new learning opportunities. A couple years ago we learned about farm and

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Meeting Feb. 27-28 in Cheyenne

Legislative agriculture issues will be presented at the 2020 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Legislative Meeting. The meeting will be Feb. 27-28 at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center in Cheyenne. Held annually to coincide with the legislative session, the meeting provides Farm Bureau members the opportunity to meet with their legislators one-on-one and hear about current issues. This year the WyFB Young Farmer & Rancher Conference begins on Feb. 26th and will be held jointly with the WyFB Legislative Meeting.

WyFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference Feb. 26-28 in Cheyenne

Make plans to travel to the Capitol City in February for 2.5 days packed with educational and informational speakers, a day at the Capitol, a meeting with Wyoming’s Governor and more. “Liberty and Justice for Ag” is the theme of the Feb. 26-28, 2020 Wyoming Farm Bureau (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Conference in Cheyenne, Wyo. The conference is hosted by the WyFB YF&R Committee for farmers and ranchers of all ages. Children are welcome. No membership required to attend. Whether you farm or ranch, work in ag business or have family in agriculture—this conference is for you!

Farm Bureau Establishes 2020 Policies – Jan. 21, 2020

January 21, 2020–Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st Annual Convention adopted policies on January 21 to guide the organization’s work in 2020 on key topics ranging from dairy to labor and climate change to conservation compliance.

New Clean Water Rule provides clarity – Jan. 23, 2020

January 23, 2020–The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) applauds today’s announcement of a new Clean Water rule that brings much-needed clarity and certainty to enforcement of the Clean Water Act. The new rule issued by the EPA and Corps of Engineers brings clarity to which level of government – federal or state – oversees dry land that is sometimes wet. The new rule does not change who oversees permanent waterways, such as lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies that always or usually contain water. It does make clear that usually dry areas should not be considered federal waters. The new

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Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference Jan. 23-24 in Cody

“The Power of Grassroots” is the focus of the Jan. 23-24, 2014 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 Cody.  The conference is open to all young agricultural producers between the ages of 18-35 (no membership necessary) and all Farm Bureau members.  Children are welcome. Read Full Article

Converse County rancher Rachel Grant wins Wyoming Farm Bureau YF&R Discussion Meet

Converse County rancher Rachel Grant discussed agriculture issues at a recent Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet and earned $500 cash and a trip to San Antonio, Texas.  Grant competed Nov. 16 with other young farmers and ranchers in the event held at the Wyoming Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Laramie. Grant will represent the Wyoming Farm Bureau in the American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet Jan. 11-12, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.  The winner at the national level receives the choice of a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado or a 2014 GMC Sierra pickup valued at $35,000 donated Read Full Article

Wyoming Farm Bureau sets policy for coming year – Nov. 20, 2013

Laramie— Policies dealing with livestock trespass, taxes, wildlife damages and support of the coal industry were among the many policies adopted at the 94th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Held Nov. 14-16, 2013 in Laramie, Wyo., the meeting is an important step in the grassroots policy development process of Farm Bureau. “Farm Bureau policy is founded on the protection of private property rights, constitutional government and individual freedoms,” WyFB President Perry Livingston said.  “The policy discussions focused on many different issues relating to our founding principles.” Read Full Article

Converse County’s Frank and Leslie Eathorne receive Wyoming Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award – Nov. 20, 2013

LARAMIE—Frank and Leslie Eathorne, of Converse County, were awarded the 2013 Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award at the 94th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Presented Nov. 15, the award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in their service to agriculture. “Frank and Leslie have never lost sight of their goal,” stated Wyoming Farm Bureau President Perry Livingston.  “We appreciate all they have done for the good of the Farm Bureau organization and the good of agriculture in Converse County and Wyoming.” Read Full Article

WyFB Annual Meeting Photos on Facebook – Nov. 18, 2013

For annual meeting photos and information, visit our Facebook pages.  1) WyFB Facebook and 2) WyFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Facebook.  Click on the links in the left column of this page.  The pages are open so you do not need to have an account to view the photos.  The 2013 WyFB Annual Meeting was Nov. 14-16, 2013. Read Full Article

Perry Livingston elected to ninth term as Wyoming Farm Bureau President – Nov. 16, 2013

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 Read Full Article

The “South Dakota Farm Bureau Cares” Fund for Atlas Blizzard

The early-October blizzard, so powerful it has been named “Atlas,” was devastating to many ranch families in Western South Dakota. Tens of thousands of head of livestock were lost in the storm. Losing all or part of the herd that you — and your family for generations before you — has worked so hard to build up is a deep emotional blow. From an economic perspective, the ranchers will be facing a very difficult time in the weeks and months ahead as they decide how to regain their footing and rebuild. We at South Dakota Farm Bureau have established The Read Full Article

WyFB Annual Meeting Nov. 14-16

LARAMIE—The 94th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie Nov. 14-16, 2013; preceded by the WyFB Foundation Symposium.   Featured speakers at the annual meeting include United States Representative Cynthia Lummis; United States Senator Mike Enzi; American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Senior Counsel for Public Policy Danielle Quist; Paul Schlegel, AFBF Director, Environment and Energy Policy; and Kevin Spafford, Founder of Legacy by Design and eLegacy Connect.  Full agenda attached. Read Full Article

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