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Cole & Lynette Smith


State Chairman's Report


Cole & Lynette Smith
(208) 847-0473  Montpelier

Cole and Lynette Smith live and work in Georgetown on Smith’s 3 Mile Ranch, which their family homesteaded over a century ago.

They farm around 1500 acres of hay and barley and run 50 beef cows and also have a Certified Organic dairy herd of 75 cows.

Growing up they were both active members of 4-H, FFA, and high school rodeo. They continue to travel around Idaho, Utah and Wyoming competing in rodeos in the ImPRA circuit.

They met while attending Utah State University on the college rodeo team. Cole had a truck and Lynette had a trailer and they teamed up and traveled together. Lynette received her Bachelor Degree in Accounting and works part-time as the City Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Georgetown. They currently have two little boys named Duke and Coy.

They stay actively involved in the community. Cole serves on the County Planning & Zoning Commission and Lynette is the Idaho High School Rodeo Association Queen Coordinator.

They appreciate the Farm Bureau Federation and what it has to offer for young farmers and ranchers. They have come to enjoy the camaraderie of getting to know and learn from other YF&R members. They would like to help the federation continue to grow and thrive by reaching out to other young farmers and ranchers whom try to make a living and raise their families as they are.


Excellence Winners 2015
Kyle & Jessica Wade of Bannock County won the Young Farmer and Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award for 2015.

For more information on Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Rancher activities, contact State Coordinator Justin Patten at 208-680-2499.

 Todd & Jenny Cook
Todd and Jenny Cook of Bingham County received the Young Farmer and Rancher Achiever Award. They won a Polaris 570 Ranger. The Cooks also travel to the American Farm Bureau Convention in Orlando, Florida in January.


2015 Discussion Meet Fianls
Discussion Meet Finalists at the 2015 IFBF Annual Convention.


YF&R group at the 2014 meetings in Boise.