But before I get ahead of myself, let's talk about how this all came to pass. Farmer Tim and I were appointed to serve a two year term on the state YF&R committee, beginning December 2012. We represent the young(er) voice of the Kansas Farm Bureau and are a committee within the organization. We serve alongside nine other couples from around the state; and are divided into 10 districts, each one consisting of 10 or 11 Kansas counties so all 105 are represented. During our term, we support and help run the 2013 conference (which just happened this last weekend), meet quarterly-ish, have monthly-ish phone conferences and produce a conference of our own in 2014.
The conference we just attended for 2013 was great for a few reasons:
1. We had record attendance at 535!!! That's a lot of people ages 18-35 in one room. We even had to start turning people away, which in my humble opinion, is a good problem.
2. The conference shirts were PURPLE.
Andrew McCrea and Dr. Dan Thomson!
farmersonly.com. If you aren't familiar, you should be. I have conveniently provided their commercial here for you. You're welcome.
And in case I wasn't compelling enough, below is another attempt to convince you that YF&R is awesome.