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Young Farmers and Ranchers

 
Learn how to get involved with the Young Farmer & Ranchers program

 


           






Events

Discussion Meets

February 13, 2021 - District 3 Joint Speech Contest and YF&R High School Discussion Meet (Contact your District Chairman for more information) 

February 16, 2021 - District 4 High School Discussion Meet (Contact your District Chairman for more information)

February 17, 2021 - District 2 High School Discussion Meet and Speech Contest Information flyer

March 5, 2021 - State High School Discussion Meet, 6 p.m. Burley Idaho

 

 


Meet the Committee

 

Chairperson
Melissa Durrant

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Melissa and Neil Durrant live in Kuna, Idaho, with their 4 kids. They grow corn, wheat, dry beans, and sugar beets. Neil also works on his family’s farm and warehouse facility. Melissa is working towards a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology. They have both been active in Farm Bureau from the county to national level and are grateful for opportunities and skills they have received from it.

 

District 1
Chet & Shalissa Nicolas

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Chet & Shalissa Nicolas live in Blackfoot Idaho, where they enjoy raising their daughter Claira on their cattle and hay operations. They have a passion for agriculture and are grateful to be part of the Farm Bureau family.

 

Ray & Lyndsi Searle

District 2
Ray & Lyndsi Searle

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Ray and Lyndsi Searle live in Shelley, Idaho, with their three kids Jack, Oakli, and Karli. They farm grain and potatoes.

 

District 3
Mitchell and Sunny Searle

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Mitchell and Sunny live in Burley, Idaho. Mitchell works with his family growing row crops and grains.
They also have a cow/calf beef herd. He has a bachelor's degree in Agronomy.
Sunny has a degree in Recreation Management. She runs a household of crazy kids. Children: Lydia, David, Dawson, and Natalie.

 

Clint & Sheryll

District 4
Clint Rohrbacher

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Sheryll Goeckner

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Clint & Sheryll live on a small farm in Emmett, Idaho, where they raise their seven children. Sheryll works off the farm as a cosmetologist, and coaches cheer at the highschool. Clint works on the farm and does excavation. When they aren’t working or running kids to their activities, they enjoy many numerous outdoor activities.

 

Dana Reynolds

District 5
Dana Reynolds

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Dana Kay Reynoldsis a graduating senior at the University of Idaho who served as the Collegiate YF&R Club President for her sophomore and junior years. Dana is from a potato and row crop farm in Central Washington.

 

U of I Collegiate
Jeni Ball

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Jeni Ball grew up on a small family farm in Kuna, Idaho. She is currently attending the University of Idaho majoring in Agricultural Economics and Horticulture with a Crop Management minor. Following graduation, she is planning to return to the Treasure Valley and pursue a career in the agriculture industry working alongside farmers.

 

AFBF YF&R Committee
Kyle & Jessica Wade

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Kyle and Jessica Wade live in Downey, Idaho.  They have a custom grazing, feeding, and calving operation.  Their little boy is seven years old and loves to help them on the ranch.  Being in the outdoors is what they are all about!  They love riding horses, roping, hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, and camping.  They have been a part of Farm Bureau for 12 years and have loved every minute of it!

 


Staff Support

Brody Miller

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Events
Date Event Location

Currently there are no events for 2021

Committee & Staff
  • Jason & Lacey Fellows
    State Chairmen
    Weston, Idaho
  • Chet & Shalissa Nicholas
    District 1
    Blackfoot, Idaho

    District 1 encompasses the southeastern counties of Bannock, Bingham, Power, Caribou, Bear Lake, Franklin, and Oneida.

  • Paige Nelson
    District 2
    Rigby, Idaho

    District 2 encompasses central Idaho and the Upper Snake counties of Lemhi, Custer, Lost Rivers, Clark, Jefferson, Fremont, Madison, Teton, and Bonneville.

  • Mitchell Searle
    District 3
    Burley, Idaho

    District 3 encompasses the Magic Valley counties of Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Twin Falls, Cassia, and Minidoka.

  • Terry & Ashley Walton
    District 4
    Emmett, Idaho

    District 4 encompasses the southwestern and Treasure Valley counties of Owyhee, Elmore, Ada, Canyon, Payette, Gem, Boise, Valley, Adams, and Washington.

  • Dana Reynolds
    District 5

    District 5 encompasses the northern counties of Idaho, Nez Perce, Lewis, Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Shoshone, Benewah, Kootenai, Bonner, and Boundary.

  • Brody Miller
    Regional Manager, Southwest Idaho/YF&R Committee Coordinator
    Boise Office

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