Young Farmers and Ranchers
Any farmer or rancher ages 18 to 35 is eligible to participate in the MOFB Young Farmers & Ranchers program. This group works to help young farmers build the relationships, knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a leader in agriculture.
The annual YF&R Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks in February brings together several hundred young farmers and their families to hear from speakers, participate in competitions and enjoy time with one another.
Each state board district selects two families to serve on the state YF&R Committee each year. The annual Chairman of the committee also serves as an advisory member to the MOFB Board of Directors. Members also have the opportunity to serve on the national YF&R Committee and attend the YF&R national conference in the spring.
Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee
Jamie Johansen of Laclede County
Joe Attema of Platte County
Trey & Shelby Garst of Atchison County
Marc & Brooke Zell of Maron County
Ethan & Lezlie Durst of Lewis County
Casey & Jennifer Poindexter of Montgomery County
Zachary & Lauren Schmutzler of Cole County
Matthew & Jennie Noakes of St. Clair County
Andrew & Brittany Beeman of Benton County
Adam & Jessica Naeger of Ste Genevieve
Jacob & Sara Schwartze of Maries County
Dustin & Kyla Estes of Bollinger County
Jacob & Kimberly Jones of New Madrid County
Jered & Ashley Brown of Polk County
Mark & Emma Alexander of Greene County
Kevin & Jamie Johansen of Laclede County
Tanner & Kerre Clark of Douglas County