Friday, January 27, 2012

Young Farmer and Rancher Conference

YF&R Conference Underway in Boise

Boise--The Idaho Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher Group is gathering in Boise for their annual meeting at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center.

This morning the group will tour the Idaho Statehouse and meet with lawmakers.

The Idaho Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference is the largest gathering of young farmers and ranchers (between the ages of 18 and 35) in the state of Idaho, commonly attracting over 200 attendees. The organization was established to cultivate future Farm Bureau leaders.

This year’s conference theme is “Engage – Act – Win.” The group will tour the Idaho Statehouse and attend workshops on planning for success and sustaining profitability on beef cow / calf operations. The workshops will be led by Colorado State University Extension Agriculture and Business Management Specialists Rod Sharp and Jeff Tranel.

A grain marketing workshop will be hosted by Clark Johnston, a grain marketing specialist and owner of JC Management Co., of Ogden, Utah. The group will also attend an evening banquet and participate in a scholarship auction.

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