Young Farmers and Ranchers
State Chairman's Report
Cody & Britney Chandler
(208) 549-0091 Weiser
Cody and Britney Chandler run the family farm in Weiser. Because of their love for agriculture, "my family and I have chosen to stay close to the family farm and carry on the tradition," Cody says. With land prices as high as they are,
he says, they couldn't buy their own place but found other ways to allow them to stay on the family ranch.
"We have diversified in different enterprises but their roots are all in agriculture," Cody says. He and his wife run 200 head of mother cows, a band of horses, a horse training business and a cow supplement dealership. "They are all related and allow us the best utilization of our time and resources," he adds.
The Chandlers have four children. Both Cody and Britney share ranching backgrounds and both majored in beef production. When they finished college, they looked for ranching jobs before deciding to try it on their own. "It is a lifestyle and not just a job and you have to love it to do it," Cody says. They usually sell half their calf crop in the fall and the rest in the spring. "We love the ranch and find the great opportunity to raise our family on a ranch a blessing," they write in their application.
For more information on Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Rancher activities, contact State Coordinator Justin Patten at 208-680-2499.
YF&R group at the 2013 meeting in Post Falls.