(By Samantha ScholtingColby Community College students traveled to Manhattan for the Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) leadership conference Jan. 25-27. CCC had 16 chapter members attend as well as two agriculture quiz bowl teams. Cassandra Wolff competed in the collegiate discussion meet.

The conference provides young agriculture producers between the ages of 18-35 with agriculture education, motivational speakers and opportunities to connect with industry resources and network with peers.

State committee members from each of the 10 Kansas Farm Bureau districts planned and hosted the Honoring Tradition, Cultivating Progress themed conference. The conference included workshops, speakers, tours and competitions. The YF&R state committee played an integral part in making this year’s conference a success.

Young Farmers and Ranchers from 80 counties participated in this year’s event.