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Farm Bureau Women

Women's Leadership Committee

2016 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.

Women's Leadership Committee
Women's Leadership Committee

Annual Goals

IFBF Women's Leadership Committee


The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee engages women by offering opportunities to develop communication and leadership skills, empowering them as strong effective leaders in 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.

Melissa Nelson, Program Coordinator, mnelson@idahofb.org      
Phone: 208-239-4421
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.  

  County Mini-Grant
Mini-grants are offered to county women’s committees to initiate new programs.

Teacher Mini-Grant
Mini-grants are offered to elementary school teachers to initiate new programs. 


Ronald McDonald House Donations.

Leadership Conference

The 2017 Conference will be held March 17-18 at the Clarion Inn, Pocatello.  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.  Join women from across the state to explore ways of developing leadership skills now and in the future. 

Our Food Link

A year-round program volunteers can use to spread the work of agriculture in one of three arenas:   Farm to Fork, Farm to School and Farm to Community.   In Idaho, we distribute snack bags at the Statehouse and visit Ronald McDonald House in February.   American Farm Bureau offers a planning tool kit and competitive grants Our Food Link  to county and state Farm Bureau to assist in projects.

County History

What better way of keeping track of county activities than with a visual record of those events.  History books can also help in the future to plan and execute a project.

Health & Safety

Goals of the IFB Health/Safety Committee are incorporated and supported by the Women's Leadership Committee.
Refer to Facebookgroup:  Health & Safety for Idaho Farm Bureau


Women of the Year 2016 - left to right.
Emy Darrington of Cassia county, Suzanne Takasugi of Canyon county, April Toone of Caribou county, and JoAnn Kay of Teton county.

Attendees at a Women's Leadership Conference held in Boise.