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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

News Articles

EQC rejects Very Rare or Uncommon Petition for Sand Creek area in Crook County – Nov. 3, 2010

The value of multiple-use in the Sand Creek area was retained October 28 when the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) voted 5 to 1 to not designate the Sand Creek area as “Very Rare or Uncommon.”   This vote was the culmination of a three year process in which the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance petitioned the EQC to designate the Sand Creek area “Very Rare or Uncommon.”  The Sand Creek area is located in Northeastern Wyoming, just south of Beulah, Wyo. and near the South Dakota border. Read Full Article

America has a culture because of agriculture – Oct. 28, 2010

“There is no culture without agriculture.”–Dr. Gary Sides commented at the “Today’s Agriculture, Feeding the World” Forum in Torrington.  Take a moment to think about how far technology has brought us in America.  We can golf, go to movies, take a vacation, drive our kids to soccer games or go watch a football game with friends because we don’t have to work day and night to grow our own food thanks to agriculture!  Because of technological advances, we don’t have to worry about our kids dying from childhood diseases. “Advancements in agriculture have freed up people to develop things like Read Full Article

Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet Nov. 16 in Laramie – Oct. 25, 2010

–$300 cash prize and eligibility for national competition 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. 16, 2010 the YF&R Committee will host the seventh annual WyFB YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet.  The competition will be at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture in Laramie. Read Full Article

“Today’s Agriculture, Feeding the World” Forum Oct. 7 in Torrington – Sept. 16, 2010

–Free event open to public TORRINGTON–A global perspective on the impact of technology on agriculture will be the first topic discussed at the Oct. 7 “Today’s Agriculture, Feeding the World” Forum held at the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Fine Arts Auditorium.  Dr. Gary Sides, with Pfizer Animal Health, presents a very entertaining, science based and global view of how we use technology to feed the world.  Dr. Sides will speak from 9-11 a.m.  The forum is open to the public. Read Full Article

“Ag Books for Kids” winners announced – June 7, 2010

Students from across Wyoming learned more about agriculture and were recently recognized for their participation in the 2010 Wyoming Farm Bureau (WyFB) “Ag Books for Kids” contests. The 2010 contests included: Coloring Contest for kindergarten and first grade; Poster Contest for second and third graders; and a Book Report Contest for fourth and fifth graders. Read Full Article

Wyoming Farm Bureau accepting requests for charitable contributions – April 12, 2010

Laramie–The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) is accepting requests for charitable contributions for 2010.  Each year the organization is able to make charitable contributions thanks to a program offered by FBL Financial Group, Inc. “We are proud to contribute financial assistance to organizations whose work benefits the agriculture industry in the state of Wyoming,” Perry Livingston, WyFB President, said.  “We encourage qualifying organizations to submit their proposals to us so they may be considered for this year’s charitable contributions budget.” Read Full Article

“Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week” the week of March 21st – March 19, 2010

Recognizing the importance of the Wyoming agriculture industry and educating school children through reading, the week of March 21st is “Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week.”  Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal made the state proclamation. Educating Wyoming school children about agriculture is the goal of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Committee “Ag Books for Kids” project.   2010 marks the sixth year of the project.  The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher Committee, along with the county Farm Bureaus, donates agriculture books each year to the elementary school libraries across Wyoming.  Read Full Article

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Meeting Feb. 22-23 in Cheyenne – Feb. 8, 2010

Appropriations and taxation in Wyoming, climate change, local television channels, grasshopper outlook and legislative reports are a few of the topics that will be presented at the 2010 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Meeting Feb. 22-23.  The meeting will be at the Holiday Inn 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 receive updates on current issues. Read Full Article

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