YF&Rs are active agriculturists between the ages of 18 and 35 who are involved in production, banking, business, and many other areas of the industry. YF&Rs develop leadership skills while volunteering time as active, vital members of the County Farm Bureaus.
As a member of YF&R, Bailey’s voice will join those of her peers to speak out for agriculture. She will develop new skills and knowledge while her efforts help Farm Bureau to effectively represent all farmers and ranchers.
From Bailey: “I am very passionate about agriculture, and about the people in the industry. I did not necessarily grow up with an agricultural background, but I like to say, “it’s in my blood”. My mother grew up on what was once the largest feedlot in the world (H. Colpien & Sons Feedlot, Tulare) and worked with my grandpa selling used parts for crawler tractors (Franks Equipment Co.), while my dad spent many days on my great grandmother’s raisin grape vineyard in Selma. However, both of my parents are State Farm Insurance Agents. Nonetheless, my parents knew the value of raising a family in the country and chose to move us to a home located within 180-acres of pistachios on a private road that you could not find on Google maps. I wrapped up my college career in June of 2018 and due to divine intervention, landed where I am today. To stay involved in the ag community, I decided to join the Tulare County and Fresno/Madera County Young Farmers & Ranchers programs in the fall of 2018. I served as the philanthropy chair in 2019 for Tulare County YF&R and was recently nominated to serve as the chair for the 2020-2021 year. As chair, I will serve as the YF&R constituent for the Tulare County Farm Bureau, attending their member meetings and serving as a voting member.”
We are genuinely proud of you Bailey and wish you well in your new volunteer role with Farm Bureau. Congratulations!