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Summer Meeting 2016

The annual summer county president's conference and picnic of the Idaho Farm Bureau has wrapped up in Pocatello.  Steve Ritter reports.


A Conversation with Clark

Marketing advice from an expert.  Clark Johnston of JC Management in Ogden, Utah.

News Release

AFBF Urges Support for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2016 - Career and technical education and post-high school job training and retraining are essential to the economic viability of rural communities. For that reason, the American Farm Bureau Federation is urging congressional support for H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

The bill reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. In a letter sent to House lawmakers, AFBF encouraged reauthorization of the bill. "A skilled workforce is needed in rural America, just as it is in urban and suburban communities," wrote AFBF President Zippy Duvall.

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Voice of Idaho Agriculture

Searle Takes Reins as 14th IFB President

It is a great honor to be elected President of the Idaho Farm Bureau. My name is Bryan Searle. I’ve been a Farm Bureau member for 30 years. I grow potatoes, alfalfa, grain and canola seed in Bingham County. My wife’s name is Mary and we have five grown children.

I have served on the Idaho Farm Bureau Board of Directors for the past 24 years. Prior to that I attended Ricks College and Eastern Idaho Technical College. I have passion for agriculture and my time on the State Board has taught me a lot about leadership. Through the years I’ve learned that you can’t just stay home and complain and hope things will get better. You have to be involved and my involvement with Farm Bureau has both taught me a lot and allowed my voice to be heard. Now, it’s time to put that training to use and train others who are moving up in the organization.

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Capitol Reflections

Capitol Reflections - Issue 10, 2016 - Final Issue

In this issue
Career Technical Ed
Retiring Legislators
Legislation Tracked

A recap of many of the bills that were important to the members of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation are included.

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