Farm Bureau Women
Women's Leadership Committee
Women of the Year
Meet four Idaho women selected as Idaho Farm Bureau Women of the Year.
Check the calendar on the home page for upcoming events.
- Agricultural Education
- Consumer Understanding
- Media & Information
- Policy Development
- Political Education & Public Affairs
IFBF Women's Leadership Committee
- Judy Woody, Filer, Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Allis Chandler, Weiser, Vice Chairman, email@example.com
- Sherril Tillotson, Lava Hot Springs, District 1, Southeast Idaho, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Susan Allen, Victor, District 2, Upper Snake River Valley, email@example.com
- Doris Pearson, Buhl, District 3, South Central Idaho, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sherri Walton, Emmett, District 4, Southwest Idaho, email@example.com
- Carole Rust, Saint Maries, District 5, North Idaho, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carol Guthrie, Inkom, ex officio, email@example.com
Snack bags where delivered to the Legislators in February 2016. Interns helped with the distribution.
The AFB Women's Leadership Committee surfaces and develops women as leaders in agriculture through actively participating in the implementation of priority issues and educating consumers and students about agriculture.
- Opening Doors to Idaho Agricultre Video Contest (All ages)
Open to all Idaho Residents regardless of Idaho Farm Bureau membership. Submit on a
CD with required forms prior to the October 1st deadline. Cannot be longer than 4
minutes in length or contain obscene material. Should follow good safety practices
and be set to music. For more information and forms Click Here
- Speech Contest (grades 9 - 12)
District winners will compete in Boise on February 2017 at the State Capital Building, preceded by a reception the evening before. Topic: The Unlimited Possibilities of Idaho Agriculture. Speech will be between 5 to 8 minutes in length. Cash prizes awarded. Click Here
- Art Design (grades 7 - 8)
Promotes the arts and furthers the understanding of agriculture in our lives. Theme: Idaho Agriculture. Deadline for submissions: March 15th to your district women's Leadership Chairman. Cash prizes on the District and State levels will be awarded. Winners announced April 1. Click Here
- Poster Contest (grade 6)
New for 2016, this project is aimed at 6th grade students to show agriculture in Idaho using any medium and/or pictures deemed appropriate to accomplish the task. Deadline submission March 15th to your District Women’s Leadership Chair. Cash prizes awarded. Winners announced April 1. Click Here
- Essay Contest (grades 4 - 5)
Theme: The Unlimited Possibilities of Idaho Agriculture. It’s time to get your writing instruments ready and charge your imaginations. Be original, factual and use correct spelling and grammar in 500 words or less relating to the theme. Cash prizes awarded. March 15th deadline. Winners announced April 1. Click Here
2016 Speech Contest Winner
Jayce Watkings from Weiser took first place in the Women's Leadership Committee's Speech Contest.
- Coloring Pages (grades K & 1, 2 &3)
Added for 2016 to create a positive learning experience that promotes the arts and an understanding of what agriculture is in our lives. Cash prizes awarded. March 15th submission deadline. Click Here for K & 1 Click Here for grades 2 & 3
Winners announced April 1.
More information on the above contests : Click Here
For more information about an IFBF Women's activity in your county, contact your local Farm Bureau Women's Chairman or a member of the State Women's Leadership Committee.
Peg Pratt, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
275 Tierra Vista Drive
PO Box 4848
Pocatello ID 83205
Gold Star Award Program Application
The Women's Awards Program is a recognition and awards program for county Farm Bureaus to strengthen the organization.
What better way to keep track of your projects than by quarterly reports.
Woman of the Year Application
Annually, the districts choose a woman to honor at the annual meeting.
Teacher of the Year Application
To honor those teachers supporting agriculture in their classrooms, a teacher is chosen and receives an expense paid trip to the National Ag in the Classroom Conference.
Available on a variety of subject matter dealing with commodities grown in the state, health and safety issues.
Five styles available for distribution on current themes.
Annually in the spring, women from across the state meet for the opportunity to help explore ways needed to develop strong leaders now and in the future. The 2016 conference will held at the Shilo Inn, Idaho Falls, March 11-12. See the Events/Registration tab on the home page for registration information. Your county women’s chair or any member of the State Women’s Leadership Committee also has more information.
Our Food Link
Our Food Link (formerly Food Check-Out Week) is a year-round program volunteers can use to effectively reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture. During February, the Women’s Leadership Committee will distribute snack bags to the legislature, hold the speech contest finals and visit Ronald McDonald House.
History books keep the most interesting record of yearly activities and can be a great help in the years to come to other chairmen.
Health & Safety
Goals of the IFB Health/Safety Committee are incorporated and supported by the Women's Leadership Committee. New materials have been obtained to assist the counties in their program. In addition to the GlitterBug Handwashing kit, a gravity flow wagon, magnetic display, bulletin board templates, ABC story book and CD; Ride Safe, Ride Smart DVD; A Guide to Off-Hwy Riding DVD; plus ATV guides for youth and parents have been added. A newsletter is distributed containing project ideas and website addresses. A Health Fair is held at the annual meeting of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation.
Women of the Year 2015 - left to right.
Attendees at a Women's Leadership Conference held in Boise.