Young Farmers & Ranchers
Providing young agriculturalists with opportunities for becoming active members of the Farm Bureau family.
Who are Young Farmers & Ranchers?
The Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) is a statewide Farm Bureau entity, with county committees established throughout the state. Men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 are encouraged to become involved.
Young Farmers and Ranchers develop leadership skills while volunteering time as active, vital members of the county Farm Bureau. As a member of YF&R your voice will join those of your peers to speak out for agriculture. As you develop your skills and knowledge, your efforts will help Farm Bureau to effectively represent all farmers and ranchers.
There are many returns for your time and effort as a Young Farmer & Rancher member. You will have the opportunity to attend seminars focusing on leadership training, and you will gain valuable insight into all aspects of agriculture. You will learn how to promote your community as well as your industry. You will learn about issues and how to resolve them.
You will also make valuable professional contacts. You will meet and work with your elected officials. You will make friends for life with other young people in agriculture who share the same interests and challenges that you face daily.
California agriculture is the most diverse in the world, and as a result, public policy issues affecting our agriculture can be very complex. Farm Bureau needs young leaders like you to be involved in the legislative process. Young Farmers & Ranchers offers programs that give you that opportunity.
The Legislative Conference provides a one-day training at the Sate Capital building and the opportunity to speak with legislators.
One aspect common to all Young Farmers & Ranchers activities is the opportunity to meet people. Whether you are participating on the county, state or national level, there are others who share the same challenges and success that you do. Social activites are where YF&Rs have fun and network at the same time.
How Do I Become Involved?
Contact the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau office at (805) 543-3654, or one of the YF&R officers. You may also submit an information request.