Agricultural News

WyFB thanks McKenzi Digby and welcomes Jessica Romero – April 29, 2019

With appreciation for devoting her time, talent and dedication to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, we thank McKenzi Digby for serving the organization as the Office Manager and Creative Director since May 2, 2016. Digby’s last day with WyFB will be May 24.

If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When? – April 17, 2019

By Randy Dwyer “If not us, who? If not now, when?” These questions have been posed by many over the years in an attempt to draw attention to causes both large and small. For Farm Bureau farmer and rancher members, the answers to these questions should hold more meaning today than ever before.

A look at the impact feral horses have on wildlife

Ecologist Charles Post travels across Nevada to explore how overpopulated wild horses effect native wildlife. A Wildlife Society film by Charles Post, Phillip Baribeau, and Ben Masters.

UW’s Ben Berry wins Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet

LARAMIE–University of Wyoming (UW) student Ben Berry discussed agriculture issues at a recent Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Collegiate Discussion Meet and earned $300 cash and a trip to Orlando, Florida.  Berry competed Nov. 16 with other University of Wyoming students in the event held at the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Perry Livingston elected to sixth term as Wyoming Farm Bureau President – Nov 13, 2010

CODY—Perry Livingston, of Sundance, was elected to his sixth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 91st annual meeting in Cody.  Livingston and his family run a cow/calf operation in Crook and Weston Counties.

“It is a real privilege to continue serving agriculture and Wyoming Farm Bureau members,” Livingston said.  “It is an honor to serve our members who make this grassroots organization a strong voice for agriculture.”

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Senator Barrasso addresses Wyoming Farm Bureau Nov. 11, 2010

Cody–United States Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) received the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award at the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation 2010 annual meeting in Cody.  Wyoming Farm Bureau President Perry Livingston presented the award to Senator Barrasso on Nov. 11.

“We thank and recognize Senator Barrasso for his work in Washington D.C.,” Livingston stated.  “We appreciate the work he does on behalf of Wyoming citizens and specifically the Wyoming agriculture industry.”

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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.

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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 replacement knee surgery,” Dr. Sides, Pfizer Animal Health, said.  “Or eradicate diseases like polio.”

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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.

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Wyoming Farm Bureau 91st Annual Meeting November 11-13 in Cody – Oct. 22, 2010

Farm Bureau members will be “Riding for the Brand” at the 91st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Nov. 11-13 at the Holiday Inn in Cody.  Featured speakers, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman and AFBF Grassroots/Political Advocacy Director Cody Lyon, will address agriculture issues and their impact on Wyoming.

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“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.

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“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.

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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.”

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