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State Chairman's Report

Luke & Amber Pearce
(208) 278-3272   New Plymouth

Luke and Amber Pearce own and operate a seed stock Angus operation in Payette County. They run 450 head of Angus cows and 250 Quarter horses. They sell their Angus cattle private treaty and hold a production sale every other year to sell broke geldings.

An agriculture lifestyle is the way the Pearce’s want to raise their three daughters, Dalli, Rietta, and Arena. They feel that the life lessons learned on a ranch will benefit their girls for the rest of their lives.  Amber is a full time homemaker, teacher, and ranch wife. She enjoyed teaching school in AZ and ID before retiring to take up the reins on the ranch. Luke is a precinct person in Payette County for the Republican Party and feels passionate about making sound policy with IFBF.

They feel excited for the future of agriculture and the part that they will play in being a voice for the direction that it will go. The Pearce’s are excited about their role as State YF&R Chairs. They see the benefit that comes from being active in the YF&R in their own lives and in the lives of others.     


Elizabeth and Steven Kohtz of Twin Falls County won the YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award for 2013.

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

Dwight and Jamie Little of Madison County were the runners up to AFBF YF&R Achiever Award in 2014. They won a tractor, Stihl products and cash. Congrats!


2013 finalists
Discussion Meet Finalists at the 2013 IFBF Annual Convention.


YF&R group at the 2014 meetings in Boise.