By Kailey Barlow, WyFB YF&R Committee Member
2020 has been a year of uncertainty and it doesn’t seem like 2021 is going to start any differently. That has made planning the 2021 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Rancher Conference a challenge, but even with the uncertainty of the world, there are a few things that hasn’t changed. One of those things that hasn’t changed is that farmers and ranchers are continuing to work hard, day in and day out, to produce quality food for the consumers, locally, nationally, and globally. The 2021 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Rancher Conference, held January 15-16 in Douglas, Wyoming will help farmers, ranchers, and other agriculturalists in Wyoming to “Strengthen our Roots.” (more…)
United States Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., were each named a “Friend of Farm Bureau” for the 116th Congress for their support of America’s farmers and ranchers and food security for consumers. This award, presented by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), is given at the end of each Congress to lawmakers who have supported Farm Bureau’s position on policy issues as demonstrated by their voting records. The individual voting records on Farm Bureau priority issues in 2020 included trade, disaster relief, COVID-19 aid, and broadband, among others. (more…)
And the WyFB YF&R Rifle Raffle winner is…
Tim Beck, of Big Horn County, is the winner of the WyFB Young Farmer & Rancher Rifle Raffle. Beck, following a background check, will receive a WyFB Centennial Commemorative Henry Golden Boy .22LR. The rifle has a special serial number “WYFBYFR2020.” (more…)
CASPER, Nov. 24, 2020–Wyoming families facing hunger received a boost mid-November with the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee “Harvest for All” project. The 18th annual fund drive and raffle to benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies raised $1,492.77 which is the equivalent of 5,971 meals for Wyoming families. (more…)
Niobrara County Rancher Chelsea Baars was elected to her second term as the State Chair of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee. This position holds a seat on the WyFB Board of Directors. (more…)
Johnson County Ranchers Wally and Sally Ramsbottom were awarded the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Distinguished Service Award at the 101st annual meeting of the organization. Presented Nov. 13, the award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in their service to agriculture. (more…)
November 18, 2020— The meat supply chain, state agency coordination with county entities and pandemic responses by non-elected officials were among the many topics included in policies adopted at the 101st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB). Held Nov. 12-14, 2020 in Casper, Wyo., the meeting is an important step in the grassroots policy development process of Farm Bureau. The need for a competitive enterprise system, individual freedoms and protection of property rights ring through all of the discussions as Farm Bureau members develop policy. (more…)
A new report unveiled late September by the American Farm Bureau Federation provides an in-depth examination of the causes and price implications resulting from extreme market volatility in the cattle industry. Arizona Farm Bureau President Stefanie Smallhouse served on the working group. Mrs. Smallhouse spoke to Farm Bureau members at the 101st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation sharing her takeaways from the group’s work.
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CASPER, Nov. 14, 2020—Todd Fornstrom, of Laramie County, was elected to his fifth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 101st annual meeting in Casper. (more…)
LARAMIE, WY–“Moving Forward with Courage & Optimism” is the theme of the 101st Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB). The meeting will be Nov. 12-14, 2020 in Casper at the Clarion Inn at Platte River and is hosted by the Central District.
“This is the most important time to assemble and be a part of the process,” said WyFB President Todd Fornstrom. “We will be here for the long run and that is what is important about Farm Bureau.” (more…)