Young Farmers & Ranchers

The Washington Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers program includes both men and women between the ages of 18-35.

The objective of the Young Farmers & Ranchers program is to provide leadership in building a more effective Farm Bureau to preserve our individual freedoms and expand our opportunities in agriculture.

View all of the 2020 Photo Contest Submissions in the gallery below!!

Coming Home to Farm - Online Course+

Coming Home to Farm

How does this course work?
This course was designed to fit into a busy farm family’s life schedule, so that a family can take the course while doing chores and then have a life-changing family conversation on the next snowy day! This is a ten-hour course which will change the odds of success for the next ten years of your life!

If you plan on actively farming with your family in 2025, this course is for you!

This online course can be completed in as little as a week if you simply listen an hour a day. Each generation has a course tailored specifically to them. The three-hour exam will challenge your goals and beliefs, fundamentally shifting the trajectory of your future.

When you have completed the online course, Andy Junkin will meet with you via Zoom in a one-on-one career/life-planning session. He will then meet with your entire family for a few hours to help everyone get on the same page for how the family will work together over the next five years.

This is regularly a $500 course, but the Washington Young Farmers and Ranchers have partnered with Andy Junkin to provide Washington Farm Bureau members with an 80% discount!! 
 

Contact Caleb Gwerder for the Farm Bureau member discount code!
cgwerder@wsfb.com

To learn more about the course and to see if it’s a fit for your family please call course instructor, Andy Junkin at: 800-474-2057 
*Each family member must enroll in the course individually.*

 

State Committee+

Officers

Chair
Kelsie Knight
kmknight1@outlook.com

Vice Chair
Jonathan Quigley
jonathan@johnnypressed.com

WSU Collegiate
Hallie Galbreath

State Committee

Adams
Kallie Harder

Clark/Cowlitz
Stacey Righter

Chelan Douglas
Lonnie Kirk

Columbia/Blue Mountains
Garrett Warren

Franklin
Christa Douglass

Grant
Ashton Bates

King Pierce
Jake Devaney

Kittitas
Kady Porterfield

Lincoln
Kelsie Knight

Lewis
Jack Mallonee

Snohomish
Cole Wiegand

Spokane
Matt LaShaw

Stevens
Alyssa Loveall

Whitman
Hallie Galbreath

Program Coordinator
Caleb Gwerder
cgwerder@wsfb.com

  • Past Presidents
  • Stacey Righter, 2016–2018
  • Sydney Anderson, 2015–2016
  • Nicole Jansen, 2014–2015
  • Bridget Coon, 2013–2014

Competitive Events+

Achievement Award

Designed to recognize those young farmers and ranchers that have excelled in their farming/ranching operations and honed their leadership abilities to superiority.

Excellence in Agriculture Award

Designed as an opportunity for young farmers and ranchers, while actively contributing and growing through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture, to earn recognition. Participants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e., civic, service, and community).

Discussion Meet: Questions

Designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. For more information on, or to apply to compete in the discussion meet, contact Caleb Gwerder: cgwerder@wsfb.com 

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, Caleb Gwerder today.

2021 Calendar Fundraiser+

Due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to sell raffle tickets for our WFB annual meeting. In its place this year we have decided to pivot and sell 2021 calendars as our only fundraiser in 2020. The calendar features previous photo contest entries with pictures of agriculture from around our state! Please contact your local County Farm Bureau YF&R committee member or message the YF&R Facebook page to claim yours today! We only have a limited quantity available so be quick before they run out!

Calendars are $15 each – cash or check only please! Make checks payable to WFB and in the memo specify the YFR Calendar.

Harvest for All+

COVID-19 has the world and communities reeling in numerous ways and because of its economic devastation, many people are finding themselves without jobs resulting in long lines and supply chain issues at food banks. Harvest For All is a national campaign that has been backed by the American Farm Bureau Federation for years.

Now, more than ever is time to help out your local food banks. Not only do they need food donations, but they also need volunteers. If you find yourself in a situation where you can help out, we ask that you take a picture of your receipt from your donation or time card and send it to waYFR.info@gmail.com. A copy of your receipt will be added to our state's annual total and be turned into AFBF at the end of the year. If possible, there is an emphasis on donating peanut butter to food banks because of its high level of protein and shelf stability.

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