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.

YF&R Committee

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

YF&R Chair

Jamie Johansen of Laclede County

District One

Joe Attema of Platte County

Trey & Shelby Garst of Atchison County

District Two

Marc & Brooke Zell of Maron County

Ethan & Lezlie Durst of Lewis County

District Three

Casey & Jennifer Poindexter of Montgomery County

Zachary & Lauren Schmutzler of Cole County 

District Four

Matthew & Jennie Noakes of St. Clair County

Andrew & Brittany Beeman of Benton County

District 5

Adam & Jessica Naeger of Ste Genevieve

Jacob & Sara Schwartze of Maries County

District 6

Dustin & Kyla Estes of Bollinger County

Jacob & Kimberly Jones of New Madrid County

District 7

Jered & Ashley Brown of Polk County

Mark & Emma Alexander of Greene County

District 8

Kevin & Jamie Johansen of Laclede County

Tanner & Kerre Clark of Douglas County