The Washington Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers program is comprised of young adults between the ages of 18-35 who share a passion for agriculture. The objective of the YF&R program is to provide leadership training in building a strong Farm Bureau and agriculture community for their future.

State Committee+


Kady Porterfield

Vice Chair
Jonathan Quigley

WSU Collegiate
Hallie Sciera

State Committee

Ian Youngren

Olivia Shulke

Columbia/Blue Mountain
Garrett Warren

Makayla Fluit

Eric Bates

King Pierce
Jake Devaney

Kady Porterfield

Jack Mallonee

Kelsie Knight

Emily Johnson

Luis Mata

Kendra Gady

Alyssa Loveall

Jonathan Quigley

Program Coordinator
Heidi Parr

  • Past Presidents
  • Christa Douglas, 2022-2023
  • Kelsie Knight, 2019-2021
  • Stacey Righter, 2016–2018
  • Sydney Anderson, 2015–2016
  • Nicole Jansen, 2014–2015
  • Bridget Coon, 2013–2014

Competitive Events+


All competitive events help cultivate the up and coming grassroots of the Farm Bureau family. Business experience, leadership qualities and passion for farming help our organization prosper on the local, state, and national level. The future of agriculture depends on the investment of our youth within the farming community. 


Discussion Meet & Collegiate Discussion Meet: 
The competitive event simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. Participants are evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. The contest builds basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues, and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems.


Achievement Award: 
Designed to recognize those young farmers and ranchers who excel in their farming/ranching operations and are building their leadership abilities to superiority.


Excellence in Agriculture: 
Designed as an opportunity for young farmers and ranchers who derive the majority of the income from off-farm sources, but have grown their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture to have a significant impact on the industry. Participants are judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e., civic, service, and community). 

Achievement Award Application  Icon: PDFAchievement Award Rubric  Icon: PDFDiscussion Meet Questions  Icon: PDFDiscussion Meet Application  Icon: PDFDiscussion Meet Best Practices  Icon: PDFDiscussion Meet Judges Manual  Icon: PDFDiscussion Meet Scorecard  Icon: PDFExcellence in Ag Application  Icon: PDFExcellence in Ag Application Rubric  Icon: PDFExcellence in Ag Presentation Rubric  Icon: PDF

Collegiate Groups+

Don’t wait to become active. Join YF&R as a college student! We currently have a chapter at Washington State University. For those of you who are Cougs, sign up and get active today! If you are attending a different college or university in Washington state, and are interested in starting a chapter at your school, contact YF&R Coordinator, Heidi Parr today.

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