The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) committee is made up of Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18-35, who are engaged in agriculture or in the equine industry. This program cultivates Farm Bureau’s next generation through leadership development, advocacy growth and training and networking opportunities.
This committee provides personal growth to its members by helping them:
- Acquire cutting edge information through participation in educational conferences;
- Build a network with fellow farmers, ranchers and agricultural enthusiasts;
- Earn recognition for achievements in business and leadership; and
- Continue their professional development.
2017 YF&R Social Calendar *Events subject to change
August 16th, 2017 – Island Creek Oysters Tour & Social
September 6th @ 6PM– BOD Meeting at MFBF Headquarters
Sept. 8th & 9th – Farm Fresh Fest at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
Early Sept. Social – Jekanowski Tobacco Farm & UMass Social
Oct. 3rd– Forgotten Farms Screening at UConn in Storrs, CT. Sponsored by CT YF&R
Early Oct. Social – Topsfield Fair
November TBD: Road trip to Montreal for farm tours and legislative visit.
November 29th – BOD Meeting and Evening Out, Framingham
November 30th-December 1: MFBF Annual Meeting in Framingham
December 12th-14th: New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference, Manchester NH
To add to this we still have Harvest for All activities and fundraising opportunities to nail down; stay tuned!
2017 YF&R Board Meetings
Anyone is welcome and invited to attend and take part in discussion/planning. Only designated county representatives (2 spots per county) can vote.
Sept. 6 @ 6 PM – MFBF Headquarters in Marlborough
Nov. 29 – Location/time TBD. Likely in Framingham before MFBF annual meeting.
To learn more about this committee, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.