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Farm Bureau Women

Women's Leadership Committee

"The Women's Leadership Committee is a strong contributor to Farm Bureau, especially on health and safety issues and issues that affect the family and rural way of life. FB Women introduce people to Farm Bureau through their activities such variety shows, speech contests, women of the year, and county fairs to mention a few." - Frank Priestley, President Idaho Farm Bureau.

Speech Contest Winner 2015

Dale R. Parkinson of Challis was selected as the winner of the 2015 Idaho Farm Bureau Statewide Speech Contest. The topic. "Agriculture the Foundation of Idaho". Listen to his address.

Check the calendar on the home page for upcoming events.

Ronald McDonald House Donation
2015 Ronald McDonald House check and food delivery from Idaho Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee. They also made and served dinner to the residents of the house.

Annual Goals

IFBF Women's Leadership Committee

Mission Statement

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.



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, ppratt@idahofb.org       

2014 Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner
Photo by: Bethany Sky Jones

Phone: 208-239-4228
275 Tierra Vista Drive
Fax: 208-232-3616
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.

Quarterly Reports
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.

Table Tents

Five styles available for distribution on current themes.

Ronald McDonald House Donations
Ronald McDonald House Donations.

Leadership Conference

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 2014 conference will held in Boise, March 21-23. Further information is available from your county or state women's chairman. 

Food Check-Out Day

County and state women celebrate Food Check-Out Week with donations to Ronald McDonald House in Boise in February 2014.  Donations of cash and commodities were made to the House from across the state. In addition, the Women's Leadership Committee prepared dinner for the resident families. The Committee also provided snack bags of Idaho commodities to members of the Legislature, Governor and Lt. Governor.


County History

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.


2014 Women of the Year

Women of the Year 2014 - left to right.
Susan Johnson of Leador, Maria Brown of Burley, Sheila Hasselstrom of Winchester, Patter Chandler of Weiser and Nancy Asay of Malad.

Attendees at the 2014 Women's Leadership Conference held in Boise.