Agriculture: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow – March 22, 2022

By Ken Hamilton, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President

O beautiful for spacious skies; For amber waves of grain; For purple mountain majesties; Above the fruited plain!

The 1895 lyrics for “America the Beautiful” start out by celebrating the abundance of food for our nation.  With less than two percent of our population producing food, most Americans don’t think about where their next meal will come from.  We’ve been extremely lucky here in the U.S. when you consider how some nations have struggled to provide food for their population.  Today a U.S. farm feeds 166 people annually, according to the American Farm Bureau.  So, while 165 people are working to build everything from cars to computers, they don’t have to worry about what they need to grow in order to keep themselves and their family fed. (more…)

“Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week” is February 28-March 5

The importance of reading and agriculture are highlighted when we celebrate “Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week” February 28-March 5, 2022. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has issued an official proclamation declaring the week of February 28 as “Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week.” While we recognize the value of reading and agriculture during this designated week it goes without saying that each of these are vital every day of the year. (more…)

Gray Wolf Ruling a Blow to Endangered Species Act Goals – February 10, 2022

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented February 10th on a District Court ruling to return the gray wolf to the endangered species list.

“AFBF is extremely disappointed in the ruling to return the gray wolf to the endangered species list. The gray wolf exceeded recovery goals and should be celebrated as an Endangered Species Act success story. The ESA is intended to promote species recovery and delisting, not to impose permanent protected status for animals that are now thriving. Today’s ruling ignored ESA goals and threatens recovery efforts for other animals. (more…)

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation scholarship opportunities

February 1, 2022— The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation scholarship deadline is March 1, 2022.  Nine college scholarships totaling $5,500 are offered each year to support Wyoming youth.  Scholarships are available for high school graduates and for those students who are continuing their college education.  Applications are available at; click on the education tab.  For questions, contact Diane “Dee” Brewer at 307.721.7719 or [email protected]. (more…)

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Meeting March 1-2 in Cheyenne

February 1, 2022— Legislative agriculture issues will be presented at the 2022 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Legislative Meeting.  The meeting will be March 1-2 at the Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne.  Held annually to coincide with the legislative session, the meeting provides Farm Bureau Federation members the opportunity to meet with their legislators one-on-one and hear about current issues. (more…)

Farm and Ranch Conference January 21-22, 2022 in Deadwood, South Dakota

Hosted by Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) and South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committees

 “Building Bridges and Growing Generations” is the theme for a Farm and Ranch Conference, Jan. 21-22, 2022, at The Lodge in Deadwood, South Dakota. Sessions will take place on Succession Planning and Healthy Family Relationships, Soil Health, Entrepreneurship and Political Engagement over the two-day event. (more…)

UW Athletics and WyFB talk agriculture

The video, oh the video… if you were at the October 16 UW football game you might have seen a shortened version of this video as it played on the scoreboard during the game. In case you missed it…we now have an extended version of the interview to share. Laramie County Farmer and WyFB President Todd Fornstrom talks with the Voice of the Cowboys Dave Walsh and UW Athletics Senior Associate Athletic Director Kevin McKinney about the importance of agriculture to Wyoming as part of the Wyoming Needs Agriculture event hosted by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation. #FarmBureauProud #WyomingNeedsAgriculture #GoPokes

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