Oregon’s Freeborn wins 2nd place in National Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Oregon’s Freeborn wins 2nd place in National Farm Bureau Discussion Meet PHOTO: Oregon’s Jenny Freeborn was the runner-up in the National Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet, which took place at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville. Her second-place prize is a Case IH Farmall 50A tractor. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Oregon’s [...]

Oregon’s Freeborn wins 2nd place in National Farm Bureau Discussion Meet 2018-01-12T15:59:42+00:00

Teacher wins national ag scholarship

Dawn Alexander, a fifth grade teacher at Tom McCall Elementary in Redmond and a board member of Deschutes County Farm Bureau, is passionate about agricultural education. Dawn Alexander, a fifth grade teacher and Deschutes County Farm Bureau Board member, won a 2017 White-Reinhardt scholarship from American Farm Bureau. So much so that she [...]

Teacher wins national ag scholarship 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

YF&R dispatch from FUSION Conference

So what would entice a group of young farmers and ranchers to leave their crops, orchards, and animals in Oregon and travel all the way to Pittsburgh in the dead of winter? Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers at the FUSION Conference in Pittsburgh, Feb. 10-13, 2017. The Farmers United: Skills, Inspiration, Outreach & [...]

YF&R dispatch from FUSION Conference 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Farm Bureau members advocate for Oregon ag in DC

Farm Bureau members from Oregon were in Washington D.C. Feb. 27-March 1 to meet with federal legislators, sharing their stories and describing how public policy impacts their farms and ranches. They also joined hundreds of Farm Bureau members from other states at an American Farm Bureau Advocacy Conference. "Tell your story or someone else will," [...]

Farm Bureau members advocate for Oregon ag in DC 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Oregon shines at AFBF Convention

While most of Oregon was mired in ice and snow last week, 25 Farm Bureau members were in the sunny-and-60s environs of Phoenix, AZ, attending the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-10, with about 6,000 fellow farmers and ranchers from around the country. Pic of most of the 25 Farm [...]

Oregon shines at AFBF Convention 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Grassroots leaders chart AFBF policy

Jan. 10, 2017 in Phoenix: OFB's delegates doing important grassroots work on American Farm Bureau Federation Policy. From right to left are OFB 2nd VP Sharon Waterman, 1st VP Peggy Browne, board member Carol Marie Leuthold, and President Barry Bushue. Just like at the OFB Annual Meeting, at the heart of the AFBF [...]

Grassroots leaders chart AFBF policy 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Barry Bushue thanks supporters & congratulates new AFBF president

"I am so honored and humbled by the support given to me in this race. Support from family, friends, Farm Bureaus in Oregon and literally across the country. To my Oregon friends and colleagues, I can't possibly adequately communicate the depth of my appreciation for all your encouragement, help, and support. I thank you all [...]

Barry Bushue thanks supporters & congratulates new AFBF president 2016-01-12T15:00:25+00:00