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Beaver Dam Analogs in Southeast Idaho


Farm Bureau members meet with legislators, discuss issues


BOISE — Idaho Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative and Commodity Conference is one of the organization’s signature events and an important way for IFBF’s grassroots members to connect with lawmakers face to face.

More than 70 of Idaho’s 105 legislators and 175 Farm Bureau members attended this year’s event, which was held Feb. 7 and 8.

Becoming an agricultural advocate for life



WESTON – Southeast Idaho farmer Jason Fellows is involved in a national program designed to help agricultural leaders greatly improve their role as advocates for agriculture. 


American Farm Bureau Federation’s Partners in Advocacy Leadership program is designed to help people develop the executive-level skills needed to become effective advocates for the farming and ranching industry in their communities and beyond. 

Franklin County is still heavily agricultural 


PRESTON – Like their colleagues in other areas of Idaho, farmers and ranchers in Franklin County are still trying to recover from a severe drought that reduced farm production in much of the state last year.

“Drought hit us really hard this last year and we’re still seeing the effects of it. We really need some more precipitation,” says Franklin County Farm Bureau President Jason Fellows.

Jason Fellows & Family | Franklin County President


YF&R program helping develop future leaders

MARCH 2020

BOISE – Idaho Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers program has competitions that allow producers to compete for some big awards, like four-wheelers and trips to American Farm Bureau


Federation’s annual meeting. But YF&R members say it’s the networking opportunities that are the biggest benefit of the program, which is open to any farmer or rancher in Idaho between the ages of 18 and 35. During the annual IFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers

Idaho Farm Bureau Quarterly Idaho farmers and ranchers visit Puerto Rico to attend AFBF’s annual convention: Island still recovering after hurricane


by Paige Nelson — On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm, devastated the entire Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. 

With winds more than 100 miles per hour and sheets of rain, Puerto Rico’s power grid and much of its infrastructure didn’t stand a chance. 

It is estimated that 80% of the island’s agriculture was destroyed. 

Sustainability in South East Idaho

MARCH 2022

Farm Bureau adopts policy about farmland preservation


FORT HALL — Idaho Farm Bureau Federation members from across the state voted Dec. 1 to adopt a new policy that supports helping state legislators come up with a plan to preserve farm ground.

The vote was taken during IFBF’s 82nd annual meeting, which was held Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in Fort Hall and attracted about 260 Farm Bureau members from throughout the state.

Jason & Lacey Fellows - District 1 YF&R Chairs

MARCH 2019

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