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.
- 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 2017. Interns helped with the distribution.
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.
- The Many Roads of Idaho Agriculture Video Contest (All ages)
Open to all Idaho residents. The submitted CD must be the photographers original work and taken within the State of Idaho. Cannot be longer than 4 minutes in length or contain obscene material. Should follow good safety practices and be set to music. Submission deadline October 2nd.
For more information and forms. Click Here
- Speech Contest (grades 9 - 12)
Finals for “The Many Roads of Idaho Agriculture” speech contest will be held at the Statehouse in Boise on February 20th beginning at 9:30 am. The first place winner from each of the five districts will compete. Cash prizes awarded at the district and state levels. Click Here
- Art Design (grades 7 - 8)
Promoting the arts has never been so much fun. Aimed at the 7 – 8th grade student, this contest furthers an understanding of agriculture in our lives. No computer generated art permitted. Click Here
- Poster Contest (grade 6)
This is the second year for this contest aimed at the 6th grade student to show agriculture in Idaho using any medium and/or pictures appropriate for the task. Size limited to 11 x 17 inches. Click Here
- Essay Contest (grades 4 - 5)
This long standing project also has a March 1st headline to your district chairman. Be creative, original, factual with the use of correct spelling and grammar in 500 words or less. Click Here
2017 Speech Contest Winner
Kaitlin Mirkin from Jerome took first place in the Women's Leadership Committee's Speech Contest.
- Coloring Pages (grades K & 1, 2 &3)
Rounding off our contest offerings, coloring pages were added for the younger grades. This gives every grade the opportunity to participate. Click Here
Unless otherwise noted, submission deadline for contests aimed at grades K- 8 is March 1st to your District Chairman. Cash prizes awarded at district and state levels. Winners will be announced prior to the end of the school year. Information on all contests can be found at following link: 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.
Melissa Nelson, 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.
Mini-grants are offered to county women’s committees to initiate new programs.
Mini-grants are offered to elementary school teachers to initiate new programs.
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.
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.
Attendees at a Women's Leadership Conference held in Boise.