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Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R)


Farm Bureau's Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Program committee members are active agriculturalists like you - between the ages of 18 and 35 - involved in production, banking, business and other areas of the industry.

YF&R is a great resource that aids in the development of both leadership and communication skills, as well as provide members with networking opportunities.

Mutual Benefits:

There are many returns for your time and effort as a YF&R participant. YF&R members have the opportunity to attend seminars focusing on leadership training and professional development, gaining valuable insights into all aspects of agriculture. YF&R provides various networking opportunities for its members both in your local network and statewide, including opportunities to meet with your elected representatives and agency officials. Between professional and social activities, YF&R has an area of interested for all young agriculturalists.

Legislative Awareness:

California agriculture is the most diverse in the world, and as a result, public policy issues affecting our industry can be very complex. Farm Bureau needs young leaders like you to be involved in the legislative process. YF&R members are invited to attend our YF&R Conference featuring speakers and workshops focusing on agricultural issues or our Leaders Conference focusing on political advocacy on state issues.

Social Activities:

Itís all about who you know! Whether you are participating on the county, state, or national level, there are others who share the same challenges and successes that you do. Social activities are where YF&Rs have fun and network at the same time!

How to become involved with your local program:

Contact FCFB at 559-237-0263 or For more information, click here, or contact the YF&R Program Coordinator at 800-698-3276 or