On the Local Level Summer 2014
Highlighting county news and events from North Carolina Farm Bureau members throughout the state.
Young Farmers & Ranchers
North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program kicked off its year at its annual conference, Jan. 25-26 in Greensboro. New state chairman Aaron Stack, of Scotland County, says it was one of the best conferences he’s attended. “I was real tickled with the breakout session with NCFB President Larry Wooten with the collegiate YF&R program,” Stack says. “They told me they learned a lot about what Farm Bureau is.” Other highlights were the Conversations with Ease program put on by Heather Barnes and Shawn Harding, Stack says. In the year ahead, Stack says he’s looking forward to building the ongoing Harvest for All effort to fight hunger. Members will bring food and monetary donations to spring and fall meetings and ask their counties to match their contributions. Furthermore, a fundraiser shooting tournament and raffle have been planned for December. Stack has a seat on the state board as chairman and said he’s enjoying learning more about Farm Bureau’s operations and getting to know other leaders in the organization.