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University of Idaho Collegiate Farm Bureau

It's Never Too Early to be Involved!

The future of agriculture rests on the next generation of leaders in the farming and ranching industry. University of Idaho Collegiate Farm Bureau brings together students from a variety of disciplines in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to develop them as potential future leaders in the Farm Bureau organization. The University of Idaho Collegiate Farm Bureau offers opportunities for students to lead and be engaged. Opportunities encompass career development, leadership development, legislative action, and professional networking.  

Collegiate Farm Bureau members participate in many activities that help to develop their leadership, professional, and advocacy skills including:

  • Attending the Young Farmers and Ranchers National Leadership Conference
  • Participating in state and national discussion meet competitions
  • Attending state Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference
  • Attending agricultural industry tours
  • Interacting with state legislators, Farm Bureau leaders and other significant leaders
  • Plus much more!

Collegiate Officers:

Jeni Ball, President:  ball9207@vandals.uidaho.edu

Garrett Barnes:  barn5530@vandals.uidaho.edu

Alexandra Hall:  ahall2850@gmail.com          

Eric Ball:  ball8352@vandals.uidaho.edu         

Bailey Storms:  stor6523@vandals.uidaho.edu         

Garrett Barnes, County Farm Bureau Liaison  

Advisors:

Dr. Garth Taylor, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, University of Idaho

Contact Info:  gtaylor@uidaho.edu

Norm Ruhoff, Director, Agricultural Commodity Risk Management Program, University of Idaho

Contact Info: nruhoff@uidaho.edu

Bob Smathers, Regional Manager - Idaho Farm Bureau Federation

Contact Info: 208-596-6015 or bsmathers@idahofb.org