Nevada Young Farmers & Ranchers is a committee designed for young individuals who are both agriculture producers and enthusiasts between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.
YF&R State Committee
What does the committee do?
Current Committee Members
State Chair: Dann Mathews, Pioche
District 1 (Mineral, Nye, Esmerelda, Lincoln, & Clark Counties): Ashley Bunker, Logandale
District 2 (Humboldt, Lander, Eureka, Elko, and White Pine Counties): Kari Brough, Elko
District 3 (Lyon, Douglas, Storey, Churchill, Washoe, Pershing, Carson): Andy Miller, Yerington
YF&R DISCUSSION MEET
Hosted each year at the Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, the YF&R Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. Participants are judged based on their knowledge and suggestions about a wide variety of agricultural topics and issues.
The Discussion Meet helps build basic discussion skills, develops a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explores how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems.
State winner attends either the American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet or the Collegiate Discussion Meet.
Young Farmers & Ranchers focuses mainly on spreading agricultural literacy throughout communities by helping educate elementary school children around Nevada, donating books and other materials to schools and working with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the University of Nevada, Reno Collegiate FFA program and numerous volunteers.
HARVEST FOR ALL
Each year, our members participate in the Harvest for All campaign. We donate much needed food and money to Feeding America food banks. Money is donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank. County YF&R members also collect food and donate it in their local communities.
2015 Harvest for All Accomplishments
Frequently Asked Questions
- Join: Become a member of Nevada Farm Bureau
- Contact the Federation to find out who your county YF&R chair is. James Linney, the YF&R Coordinator will connect you with young farmers and ranchers in your county. 775.870.2263
- Attend: Your county YF&R chair will invite you to participate in socials, trainings, tours, and more. Participate! You will gain invaluable knowledge, wonderful friends, and have a great time.