2014 YF&R Elections!
On June 10th the Clark County Young Farmers and Ranchers held their first official election for the President and Vice President duties. Congratulations to Spencer Bunker the new President and Noah Reid Vice President for the unanimous vote into office! There were no other nominations for the candidacy.
The Farm Bureau and YF&R groups thanks the outgoing President Mica Leatham and Vice President Dan Bevan for their hours of service and dedication to the program. In their presidency they have been able to recruit more members to YF&R and incorporate more activities to the program. Including Dinner and Rodeo at the Clark County Fair, Big Buck Contest, and the Harvest For All Food Drive. Leatham said at the meeting, "We have good members that are excited with hobby farms." He continued, "We wanted to get membership up, get invovled and continue to educate people."
Leatham had some ideas for the future of the group, he said, "There are thing I didn't get done in my presidency but would like to see go on to the next," the new President Spencer Bunker embraced those ideas. Bunker said, "I have goals and ideas to inform people, continue recruiting members, and doing things we have in place and to do them well." Some of those ideas include; holding various demonstrations for the members to be educated in that concern their hobby farms or other niches they want to pursue, and invite high school seniors leaving FFA to join YF&R.
New President Spencer Bunker (middle) addresses the YFR members after being newly elected. The outgoing President Mica Leatham (left) Cody Hardy (right)
The Clark County YF&R also were delighted to have the new Nevada Farm Bureau Executive Director Clay McCauley and Jessica Fagundes the new Director of Communications come to the meeting on June 10th to get to know the members and talk about their goals and ideas for the program. McCauley emphasized the importance for the YF&R members to visit Carson City and Washington D.C. in order to better understand the legislature and make connections with those legislators. "My plan is to get the Young Farmers & Ranchers to get to the legislator, there is nothing better than the Legislators talking to you the Young Farmers & Ranchers."
Fagundes introduced herself to the group and discussed growing the program and staying connected through blogs and social media. She requested photos of events in Clark County that she can't attend in the future. Fagundes said, "Listening to what you guys are doing you are hitting all the bases of what Nevada Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau are hoping for."
Clay McCauley NFB Executive Director (right) Jessica Fagundes Director of Communications (left)
Shelbie Leatham and Ashley Bunker flash a smile for the camera as they listen to the meeting.
Lukas and Lacy Tom (left) and Jennifer Gomez (right)
Of course everyone got to visit and have a good time reconnecting
Cindy Hardy Woman's Leadership President holding baby Brandt BunkerThank you to all the Young Farmer & Rancher members that attended the meeting. Everyone enjoyed the company and the cookies!