Yf&R Interest Articles




Career, creative management helps young producer keep ranch sustainable


"I really just wanted to ranch, but due to generational issues, there wasn’t an opportunity at that time to stay."

Zach Weimortz: From California to Montana—a look at agriculture and consumer relations


It’s better to involve someone in in the discussion than just telling them something. Understand why they believe what they do and figure out where that belief came from.

Hoofin’ it for Hunger Race to be held in October in Miles City


It’s not too early to start training for the annual Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Hoofin’ it for Hunger trail run Saturday, Oct. 12 in Miles City. The race is hosted by the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and the employees of the USDA/ARS Fort Keogh.

Young Ag Leadership Conference headed to Butte this October


Mark your calendar! Montana’s Sixteenth Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) is set to take place October 4-6, 2019 at the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center in Butte, Montana.

Polaris Sponsors Young Farmers and Ranchers competition


For the fifth year, Montana Polaris is the sponsor of the YF&R Discussion Meet, awarding a Ranger® Side by Side UTV to the winner of that competition.

FUSION Conference brings together ag committees, inspirational ideas


The AF BF FUSION Conference held March 15-18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provided opportunities for networking and workshops that provided insight into how to make a difference in advocacy at the local, state and national levels.

Young farmers and ranchers talk politics, learn about the legislature


Learning about agency work, meeting with legislators and watching a Senate Floor Session was all part of the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Calling on the Capitol January 31-February 1 in Helena.

Montana young rancher competes in national Farm Bureau Discussion Meet


Cali Rae Rooney, winner of the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet, had the opportunity to compete at the national level during American Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention.

Young Farmer and Rancher Calling on the Capitol held in Helena


The YF&R Calling on the Capitol provides an excellent way for ag enthusiasts ages 18-35 to learn about the Montana Legislative Session and the work Montana Farm Bureau does in the state capital.

Young Farmer & Rancher Calling on the Capitol


The 66th Session of the Montana State Legislature is underway and MFBF is providing you, the Young Farmer and Rancher members of our organization, an opportunity to let YOUR voice be heard.