Fifteen members of the Colby Community College Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter and advisors Shanda and Caleb Mattix and Dr. Beth Fenton attended the Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leaders Conference in Manhattan held Jan. 23-25. 

CCC Students Attend College Farm Bureau Conference

Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 02:31 PM

Fifteen members of the Colby Community College Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter and advisors Shanda and Caleb Mattix and Dr. Beth Fenton attended the Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leaders Conference in Manhattan held Jan. 23-25.

In addition to other activities, CCC had two teams participate in the Quiz Bowl competition testing their knowledge on a variety of agriculture topics.

 “The conference is a great way for students to network with other producers and learn about current trends in agriculture,” said Mattix.  “Over 500 young farmers and ranchers, ages 18-25, attended this year’s conference.”

Students attending the conference included Nick L'Ecuyer, Marci Glennemeier, Micah Baehler, Katie Pelton, Ashley Beek, Lacie Langhofer, Caity Thompson, Alex Voorhees, Jade Kruse, Kassie Spalding, Marci Scripter, Jessica Schwarzer, Stephen Cornett, Chelsie Calliham and Kacee Hoskinson.

The Young Farmers & Ranchers organization is a group of hard-working agriculture professionals dedicated to developing their leadership skills and empowering others to become actively involved in agriculture advocacy, promotion and education.  The organization is open to all Farm Bureau voting members who are between the ages of 18-35.