Next Class of Young Ag Leaders Selected

November 28, 2018

Florida Farm Bureau Federation has selected its 2018-2020 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group. The group consists of young men and women who are interested in representing production agriculture and the farm families who make it successful.

The Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Program is a two-year leadership development program that allows participants to develop and refine their leadership abilities by focusing on personal growth, public speaking, media training, legislative awareness, issue advocacy, business management and service leadership.

“We are excited to begin this eighth class of the YF&R Leadership Program,” said Leadership Programs Coordinator Michele Curts. “We look forward to working with each member to help them gain the confidence and experience to become successful advocates for agriculture and the future leaders of Florida Farm Bureau.”

Members of the 2018-2020 Leadership Group are: Seth and Megan Basford, Jackson County; Lance Jackson, Holmes County; Clay and Kari Fulford, Jefferson County; Clayton Lyons, Baker County, Patrick and Allison Hartley, Bradford County; Adam and Ashley Cook, Gilchrist County; Samantha Dailey, Marion County; Scarlett Jackson, Polk County; Roy and Paige Petteway, Desoto/Charlotte County; Ryan and Sydney Armstrong, Highlands County; Kyle Patterson, St. Lucie County; Ben and Katie Morris, Western Palm Beach County and Jarad Plair, Hendry/Glades County.

To be eligible for the Farm Bureau Leadership Program, participants must be between 18-35 years of age and be a member of their local county Farm Bureau for at least one year. To learn more about the Leadership Group, visit