The Young Farmers and Ranchers, an integral part of Kansas Farm Bureau, are hard-working agriculture professionals dedicated to developing their leadership skills and empowering others to become actively involved in agriculture advocacy, promotion and education.
The Young Farmers & Ranchers program offers opportunities for KFB members between the ages of 18 and 35 years old to connect with their peers through activities, issues and projects geared toward the younger agriculture audience. Get a taste of what’s out there at the annual YF&R Leaders Conference on the last weekend of January, participate in a competition and get involved in local activities.
The Young Farmers and Ranchers program is designed to surface and develop the next generation of agriculture leaders. The opportunities for leadership growth are developed and implemented at the county, state, and national levels. YF&R also provides opportunities to network, educate, advocate, lead and serve.
Some of the events include ag tours, agricultural promotions, contests, legislative meetings, and social gatherings. Contact the county office if you are interested in this program. Statewide information can be found on the KFB website at www.kfb.org.
The Future Farmers of America (FFA) program continues to grow in Sedgwick, County. The National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Maize High School FFA, adviser Jay Super
Renwick FFA, adviser Cheyenne Moyer
Cheney High School FFA, adviser Stacy DeVore
Mulvane FFA, adviser Kendra Banzet
Southeast High School FFA, adviser, Johanna Farmer
for more details, Visit WWW.KFB.oRG/YFR/CONTESTS
Pictured above is Joe Youngers, YF&R member, presenting an award at the county fair. Each year during the Sedgwick County Fair, the Sedgwick County YF&R sponsors the Intermediate & Senior Swine Showmanship plaque awards as well as the Intermediate & Senior Round Robin Champion belt buckles. YF&R is also in charge of bidding at the 4-H Livestock auction.