Monday, June 15, 2009

YF and R Annual Summer Leadership Gathering

Leadership Activity a Success

Raft River--40 Young Farm and Ranch Couples braved the elements to attend the YF and R Annual Summer Leadership Activity in Raft River on Saturday.

"We’re trying to build leadership, it’s a way of people to get to know each other across the state. At dinner time everyone had the chance to talk about how things were going and how the weather is affecting us, it’s a great way to network and socialize," said YF and R President Chris Dalley.

Kids and Family are a huge part of the Idaho Farm Bureau's YF and R program and 55 kids took part in the water slide, sack races, volleyball and football, while the adults tried their hand at skeet shooting.

A steady rain fell through out much of the afternoon and temperatures dropped to the low 60's on Lynn Steadman's farm but the rain didn't affect enthusiasm of kids or parents.

"We were pretty concerned but we had a few alternatives in case it got really bad. We had the church reserved and few options like that but we all ended up staying there the whole time and it ended up being fun. There were kids with hoodys going down the slide, but at 7 pm it warmed up and the kids wore that slide out till dark, they had so much fun," said Dalley.

YF and R Leadership was excited to see a few new faces at the event, "There were several new people that showed, that’s what its all about: getting them all involved. It was good, it turned out really well, we were really pleased with it all," added Dalley.

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