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Young Farmers and Ranchers

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Background Information

Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers are active agriculturists like you -- between the ages of 18 and 35 and involved in production, banking, business, and many other areas of the industry. Young Farmers & Ranchers develop leadership skills while volunteering time as active, vital members of the county Farm Bureaus.

As a member of Young Farmers & Ranchers, 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.

Mutual Benefits

There are many returns for your time and effort as a Young Farmers & Ranchers participant.

You will have the opportunity to attend seminars focusing on leadership training, and you will gain valuable insights into all aspects of agriculture. You will learn how to promote your commodity 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.

Legislative Awareness

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 and Ranchers offers programs that give you that opportunity.

The Legislative Conference provides a one-day training at the State Capitol building and the opportunity to speak with legislators.

Social Activities

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 successes that you do. Social activities are where YF&Rs have fun and network at the same time!

How Do I Become Involved?

Contact the Yolo County Farm Bureau office at (530) 662-6316 or email the committee officers. Meetings are generally the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM at various locations throughout the county.

YF&R 2016 Scholarship Recipients

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Congratulations to the three YF&R 2016 Scholarship Recipients: Lauren Millang, Hannah Adan, and Trish Tran!

Lauren Millang
Lauren Millang is the daughter of Herb and Stacy Millang. She graduated from Pioneer High School on June 10, 2016. Lauren plans to attend Oklahoma State University to study Agriculture Communications, but this plan has been delayed by a year because she was recently elected to serve as the 2016-2017 California State FFA Vice President. Lauren has an impressive resume full of leadership roles, FFA competitions, awards and honors, employment, and community service. Some of these items include employment by Diamond D. Engineering, Sterling May, and Woodland Stallion Station; two years as a chapter officer, one year as a Yolo Section officer, one year as a Central Region officer, and three years as an ASB officer; twelve years of opportunities through Willow Oak 4-H; and much more. Lauren strives to become an advocate for agriculture, and hopes to come back to her family’s walnut orchard ready to “create a thriving and sustainable operation” with them.

Hannah Adan
Hannah Adan is the daughter of Casey and Gretchen Adan. She graduated from Woodland High School on June 11, 2016. Her resume includes many honors, offices, and work experiences. Some of these items include Prepared and Impromptu Speaking Competitions, multiple leadership conferences, Secretary and Vice President for Woodland FFA Chapter, National Honors Society, an internship with the Yolo County Farm Bureau and Reputable Insurance, and employment at In-N-Out and Woodland High School’s library. Hannah will be attending Pennsylvania State University this fall to study Agricultural Sciences. She hopes to potentially double-major in Spanish, as well. After receiving her Bachelors of Science degree, her plan is to join the Peace Corps so that she may use her knowledge to benefit a country in need of safe food. After her time in the Peace Corps, she would like to attain a Master of Science Degree in Plant Genetics.

Trish Tran
Trish is the daughter of Toan Tran and Kim Nguyen. She graduated from Pioneer High School on June 10, 2016. Trish plans on attending the University of California, San Diego, to study environmental engineering. Trish has an impressive resume full of sports honors, FFA competitions, employment and internships, community service, and leadership roles. Some of these items include employment by Yolo County Farm Bureau and tutoring a student in math. She has played tennis for four years and won the 2014 TCC Division A Doubles Champion. She has held three offices for the Pioneer FFA chapter and was Yolo Section Treasurer for a year. She has received many awards for Horse Judging and Fruit Tree Judging through FFA, and has volunteered at the Yolo Food Bank and Red Cross. Trish believes that her course of study best combines her passion for agriculture and her talent in mathematics. She hopes to use her studies to become a leader in the engineering field and incorporate ideas into agriculture practices to promote a more sustainable food production industry.

YF&R Committee Officers

Tommy Ostrowski

Tommy Ostrowski

Claire Newman

Claire Newman

Vice Chair 
Callie Borror

Callie Borror

Gretchen Schauer

Gretchen Schauer

Miranda Driver

Miranda Driver

Kurt Anderson

Kurt Anderson

Events Coordinator 
Justin Rominger

Justin Rominger

Community Service 
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