The Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee is a program for agriculturalists between the ages of 18 and 35 involved in production, banking, business, and many other areas of the industry. YF&R provides opportunities to develop leadership skills through involvement in Farm Bureau at the county, state, and national levels. YF&R members are a vital part of the organization. Each member’s efforts help California Farm Bureau to effectively represent the diversity of farmers and ranchers across the state.
Contact your local county Farm Bureau office to inquire about the status of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and upcoming events. If a committee has not been appointed within your county and you are interested in getting one started, please indicate your interest to the county office.
Participate in local, state and national conferences and leadership training
Hold leadership positions on county, state and national committees
Meet other young farmers and ranchers locally and statewide who share a common interest in agriculture
Develop valuable professional relationships with Farm Bureau members
Attend agricultural tours and mixers
Learn about issues impacting agriculture
Participate in the policy developing process for California Farm Bureau
Develop relationships with elected officials and share the agriculture story