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.

2023 Summer Meeting+

All the summer meeting news and tour information.

Join us in Tri Cities for fun networking and tours.

Friday Evening we'll tour tree fruit orchards followed by a relaxed evening complete with a taco bar.

Saturday we'll knock out our business meeting first thing in the morning and then continue to a tour of Pasco Processing.

Save the Date

State Committee+


Christa Douglass

Vice Chair
Natasha Mendonca

WSU Collegiate
Hallie Sciera

State Committee

Kallie Harder

Olivia Shulke

Chelan Douglas
Lonnie Kirk

Columbia/Blue Mountain
Garrett Warren

Christa Douglass

Kayla Golladay

King Pierce
Jake Devaney

Kady Porterfield

Kelsie Knight

Jack Mallonee

Cole Wiegand

Matt LaShaw

Alyssa Loveall

Hallie Galbreath

Jonathan Quigley

Program Coordinator
Caleb Gwerder

  • Past Presidents
  • 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. 

New this year – YF&R competitions will be the Monday before Annual Meeting. Join us November 14th in Wenatchee for all competitive events. If you are interested in competing, contact YF&R State Coordinator, Caleb Gwerder, 360-357-9975 x138. Entries for competitions are due October 28, 2022.


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, Caleb Gwerder today.

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