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Young Farmers & Ranchers
The Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee (YF&R) helps young farmers and ranchers improve their leadership and communication skills. It also gives them the chance to meet others of their age group with similar interests and concerns. It provides them with the opportunity to become active members of the organization. It urges them to use their strengths and talents to become future leaders of Farm Bureau.
Outstanding young farmers and ranchers achievements are recognized through programs and awards. The Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee is headed in each county by a chairman. The chairman and committee are appointed by the president and approved by the county board of directors.
YF&R State Committee Chair,
Mike Fink and wife Melanie.
For more information on the Young Farmers & Ranchers committee or awards,
call Member Relations at 717-761-2740 or E-mail
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher contestants pose for a photo with PFB President Carl Shaffer during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting in Nashville. From left to right are Sherisa and Jason Nailor of Cumberland County (Excellence in Agriculture), Scott Rhoads of Somerset County (Discussion Meet), Pres. Shaffer and Joy Widerman of Adams County (Achievement Award).
State YF&R Committee members wait to auction items during the PFB Annual Meeting
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) are farmers between the ages of 18 and 35 who are actively engaged in production agriculture. These young people know the many difficulties faced by today's farmers are caused by regulators, legislators and a public who do not understand the business of producing food and fiber. Current Officers