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TENNESSEE YOUNG FARMERS AND RANCHERS 2016 HANDBOOK 2016 Thanks to our sponsors! 2016 YOUNG FARMER CHAIRMAN Robert Elliott of Robertson County 20...

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TENNESSEE YOUNG FARMERS AND RANCHERS 2016 HANDBOOK

2016

Thanks to our sponsors!

2016 YOUNG FARMER CHAIRMAN Robert Elliott of Robertson County

2015 OUTSTANDING YOUNG WOMAN Josey Miller of Loudon County

2015 COLLEGIATE DISCUSSION MEET WINNERS Emily Buck of UTK First Place Samantha Beard of UTM Second Place

2015 ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP WINNER Todd & Kristen Littleton of Gibson County

Complete handbook can be viewed at www.tnyfr.com

2015 TENNESSEE NATIONAL WINNERS

Jay Head of Montgomery County ACHIEVEMENT RUNNER UP

Jimmy & Lydia McAlister of Greene County EXCELLENCE IN AG TOP TEN

Hunter Grills of Dyer County DISCUSSION MEET FINAL FOUR

TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION I 2016 CALENDAR AND YEARLY UPDATE

SECTION II COUNTY LEVEL

SECTION III DISTRICT, STATE, AND NATIONAL PROGRAMS

SECTION IV RECOGNITION

SECTION V ORGANIZATION

May 1, 2016

TO:

YOUNG FARMERS IN FARM BUREAU

Dear Friends: The Tennessee Farm Bureau is thrilled to provide this Reference Handbook to you. Included are details of the Young Farmers and Ranchers activities available to Tennessee's young farmers. The significance and value of the leadership training and opportunities offered by the Young Farmer and Rancher program is highlighted by the number of Tennessee Farm Bureau Board of Directors who have come up through the program as well as current leaders in many other agricultural organizations. The Tennessee Farm Bureau is heavily committed to continued support and resources. With a smaller farm population, accompanied by the average age of the farmer being 58 years old, your participation and leadership is critical. Changes within the agriculture industry and consumer demands will continue to present challenges. The greatest impact will be upon our young farmers. Working together, we can turn these challenges into opportunities. Your interest, involvement, and passion are needed to ensure the Tennessee Farm Bureau remains the "Voice of Agriculture" and with a unified effort we will successfully promote and shape the future of our great industry. Our staff at the Tennessee Farm Bureau is available to assist you should the need arise. We wish each of you a prosperous year.

Sincerely,

Jeff Aiken, President Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation

ANNUAL UPDATE SECTION I Chairman's Message ........................................................................................ Page 1 Calendar of Activities ...................................................................................Pages 2-3 Important Dates to Remember ......................................................................... Page 4 2016 County Officers .................................................................................Pages 5-12 2016 District Officers ...............................................................................Pages 12-14 2016 State Committee & State Advisors ......................................................... Page 15 2016 State YF&R Committee Pictures ........................................................... Page 16 TFBF Regional Field Directors Region Map ................................................ Page 17 State Committee: Sub-Committees ............................................................... Pages 18 Descriptions ........................................................................................Pages 19-20 TN Young Farmer & Rancher Goals ............................................................. Page 21 Action Planning Sheets.............................................................................Pages 22-26 YF&R Resolutions ....................................................................................Pages 27-30 YF&R History Update .................................................................................... Page 31 Order of the Golden Rule: Officers ................................................................ Page 31 Camp Woodlee Contact .................................................................................. Page 31 UT Extension Regional Advisory Personnel .................................................. Page 32 UT Extension Service ..................................................................................... Page 32 TFBF Board & Insurance Board Information .........................................Pages 33-34 TFBF Regional Field Service Directors Information .................................... Page 34 List of TFBF Officers & Staff ...................................................................Pages 34-35

May 1, 2016

TO: COUNTY YOUNG FARMER LEADERS Dear Friends, It is truly and honor and a privilege to serve as your chairman and represent the interests and values of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Program and all of its members across the three grand divisions of our state! I get asked all the time, why Farm Bureau is so important to me? Farm Bureau is a Federation that encompasses the beliefs and values of its members, our collective thoughts and values are formed through the unity of agriculturalist from all across our state into a book of resolutions that unifies our voice and Farm Bureau carries that voice to the halls of the Legislature where they work to ensure that our lawmakers hear our voice. As either full or part-time farmers, we spend most of our days with our heads down, nose to the grindstone, getting our jobs done to provide for our families. It is not too often that we look outside our own farm gates or up from the steering wheel of a tractor to see what is going on around us. Farm Bureau has to be our eyes and ears as we all work together to feed a growing and ever changing world. It is my belief that the Young Farmers and Ranchers program is the foundation of this organization. Many of the great leaders we have today got their start in the Young Farmer program. Young leaders are the key to helping our Federation grow stronger. We are the future of this organization and we must continue to educate ourselves, our neighbors and each other on the issues we face in our communities, our country and our world. We must adapt, we must accomplish, and we must motivate and allow ourselves to be motivated to continue the growth of this great organization. I am encouraged and further motivated each time we hold an event by the passion our organization has for the welfare of agriculture all across this state. No matter how large or small your farming operation is, we are all in this together and we can all make a difference. Together we can help Farm Bureau and America grow stronger. I encourage each of you to recruit those around you to come to our local, district and state meetings. Encourage your leaders to make it fun, entertaining, educational and worthwhile for all those who attend. We must share our stories and make sure that all consumers know how and why we do what we do! Don’t let someone else tell the story for you! Share your agriculture story with a stranger, talk to and get to know your legislators and make your voices and opinions heard. Thank you all again for your confidence in me and please let me know if I can ever help any of you in any way. God bless you all and your families. Sincerely,

Robert Elliott 2016 State Chairman Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers

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2016 STATE YF&R CALENDAR JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

AFBF CONVENTION Orlando, FL - 6-13

YF&R Young Leaders Conference in Franklin, TN – 26-27 ** AFBF-YF&R National Leaders Conference – Kansas City, MO 23-16

Our Food Link – year round ** YF&R District Mtgs. I – Union City - 19 V - Morristown – 29 ** Mule Day begins in Columbia, TN March 28-April 3

YF&R District Mtgs. III – Chattanooga – 24 IV – McMinnville - 17 ** FB Women District Leadership Meetings I – Middleton - 9 II – Murfreesboro - 23 III – Chattanooga - 22 IV – Baxter - 19 V- Morristown - 21

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

County Young Farmer Winner Applications due to State Office – 15

Women’s Summer Conference - 17 in Columbia, TN at State Office ** YF&R Environmental Stewardship Applications due in County Extension Office by 1st

YF&R District Mtg. II – Nashville – 2 ** Young Farmers Conference – 22-23 in Columbia, TN at State Office ** Collegiate Discussion Meet Preliminaries – 22 at Y.F.C. ** Collegiate Discussion Meet Final Four – 23 at Y.F.C.

President's Summer Conference – 11-12 at Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin, TN

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

County Discussion Meet Contestants should be selected ** Excellence in Ag applications due 1st Contest - 30

Excellence in Agriculture Award at Fall Agriculture Tour – 1 ** County Activity Reports (YF&R Goldstar) due in State Office by Sharepoint 7

Credentials, dues and member lists due to State Treasurer – 15 ** TN Outstanding YF&R Woman Application due to TFBF Office – 15 ** Discussion Meet Application due to TFBF Office – 15

State Farm Bureau Convention – 3-6 at Embassy Suites & Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin ** FINALS: Discussion Meet, TN Outstanding YF&R Woman, State Committee elected and Activity Awards presented

Bids to host 2017 Fall Tour due 1st Fall Agriculture Tour – Obion County Sept. 30-Oct. 1 ** YouTell Ag Video Entries due –30

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2016 COUNTY YF&R CALENDAR JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DATES! March 18

National Ag Day

May 15

County Young Farmer of the Year Winner State Application due in TFBF office or postmarked.

June 1

Environmental Stewardship due in County Extension Office.

September 1

Excellence in Agriculture Application due in TFBF Office or postmarked.

September 1

East TN County Bids to host 2017 Fall Tour due

September 30

“YouTell” Ag Amateur Video Entries due to [email protected]

October 7

County Activity Program Report due in TFBF Office.

November 1

Final list of members due in TFBF Office

November 1

State Dues ($25) due in TFBF Office

November 1

Names of Voting Delegates due in TFBF Office

November 15

Outstanding Young Woman Entry due in TFBF Office or postmarked.

November 15

Discussion Meet Application due in TFBF Office or postmarked.

December 30

List of new officers and all members with addresses due in Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation office.

January, 2017

Plans should be made by those planning to attend District Meetings or Young Leaders Conference.

** NOTES **

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2016 COUNTY OFFICERS DISTRICT I  Chester

Todd Terry

Chairman

Crockett

Drew Bailey

Chairman

Decatur

Stacy Vise

Chairman

Dyer

Rusty Grills Hunter Grills

Chairman Secretary

Gibson

Justin Pope Kristin Littleton

Chairman Secretary

Hardin

Alex Forsbach Vanessa Duren

Chairman Secretary

Henderson

Alex Youngerman Sara Youngerman

Chairman Secretary

Lauderdale

Alan Meadows

Chairman

Madison

John Thomas Moore

Chairman

McNairy

Ryan Sisk Spencer Bean

Chairman Secretary

Obion

Nathan Forrester Casey Forrester

Chairman Secretary

Tipton

Billy Kelley Jeffery McDaniel

Chairman Secretary

Weakley

JD McDaniel Jessica Quinn

Chairman Secretary

DISTRICT II Bedford

Sean Giffin Samantha Bell

Chairman Secretary

Cheatham

John Hall Jourdan Griffith

Chairman Secretary

Davidson

Kyle Holmberg Jourdan Griffith

Chairman Secretary

Dickson

Zeb James

Chairman

Giles

Bryan Berry Kristina Garrett

Chairman Secretary 5

Hickman

Billy Rochelle

Chairman

Houston

Trevor Beard

Chairman

Humphreys

Josh May Ashton Mayberry

Chairman Secretary

Lawrence

Jason Robbins

Chairman

Lewis

Colby Hamm

Chairman

Lincoln

Allison Ogle

Chairman

Marshall

RoseMary Heaton Rebecca Blount

Chairman Secretary

Maury

Andrew Massey Cassie Massey

Chairman Secretary

Montgomery

Jay Head

Chairman

Perry

Craig Byrd

Chairman

Robertson

Eric Gardner Halie Walker

Chairman Secretary

Rutherford

Colin Miller

Chairman

Stewart

Shane Keatts

Chairman

Sumner

Chad Wilson Jennifer Bates

Chairman Secretary

Wayne

Ethan Stults

Chairman

Williamson

Laura Purtle Chuck Yoest

Chairman Secretary

Wilson

Eric Harris Kevin Bush

Chairman Secretary

DISTRICT III Bledsoe

Brian Turner Elizabeth Turner

Chairman Secretary

Coffee

AJ Teal Valerie Teal

Chairman Secretary

Franklin

Kary Robinson Hannah Keith

Chairman Secretary

Grundy

Whitney Morrison Blake Morrison

Chairman Secretary 6

Hamilton

Jim Gifford Shorty (Renita) Beaty

Chairman Secretary

Loudon

Josey Miller

Chairman

McMinn

Travis Crisp

Chairman

Monroe

Tyler Lay Samantha Craun

Chairman Secretary

Moore

Sloan Stewart

Chairman

Rhea

David Freels

Chairman

Roane

Brian Lewand Lindsay Lewand

Chairman Secretary

Sequatchie

Flavius Barker Lisa Barker

Chairman Secretary

DISTRICT IV Cannon

Davy Sneed Jessica Lance

Chairman Secretary

Clay

Matthew Craighead Elissa McLerran

Chairman Secretary

Cumberland

Brandon Savage Brandi Wilson

Chairman Secretary

DeKalb

Leigh Fuson Suzanne Cox

Chairman Secretary

Fentress

Kyle Upchurch

Chairman

Jackson

Brandon Chaffin

Chairman

Macon

Jeremiah Copas

Chairman

Morgan

Justin Dagley Andrew Clay Starr IV

Chairman Secretary

Overton

Joseph Smith Tara Simcox

Chairman Secretary

Daniel Masiongale

Chairman

Putnam

Katie Clark Lindsay Hensley

Chairman Secretary

Scott

Jason Miller Mark Miller

Chairman Secretary

 Pickett

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Smith

Kyle Owen Josh Shoulders

Chairman Secretary

Trousdale

Alan Carman Christina Ray

Chairman Secretary

Van Buren

Matthew Rigsby Ramsey McCoy

Chairman Secretary

Warren

Casey Simpson Leah Simpson

Chairman Secretary

White

Andy Davis Terra Davis

Chairman Secretary

DISTRICT V Blount

Lynn Waters Lucas Waters

Chairman Secretary

Campbell

Ben Harris

Chairman

Carter

Jamie Hughes

Chairman

Claiborne

Carrie Bundren Meagan England

Chairman Secretary

Cocke

Brad Hicks

Chairman

Grainger

Jordan Combs

Chairman

Greene

Jimmy McAlister

Chairman

Hamblen

Cody Wisecarver

Chairman

Hancock

Melissa Brandon

Chairman

Hawkins

Brett Sivert Amanda Alvis

Chairman Secretary

Jefferson

Aaron Loy

Chairman

Johnson

Aaron Shull Daniel Dickens

Chairman Secretary

Knox

Jason Ritter Lindsey Ritter

Chairman Secretary

Sevier

Jonathan Smelcer

Chairman

Sullivan

Walter Malone Amanda Malone

Chairman Secretary

Union

Jordan Campbell

Chairman 8

Washington

Anthony Shelton Joseph Redman

Chairman Secretary

2016 DISTRICT OFFICERS DISTRICT I Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary

Clint Workman Jay Yeargin Emily Pope

DISTRICT II Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Treasurer Reporter Historian

Lindsay Elliott Becca Brunst Pamela Gardner Colbie Niswander Melissa McElrath Bryan Berry

DISTRICT III Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary/Reporter

Josey Miller Jason Land Valerie Teal

DISTRICT IV Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Reporter

Andrew Cox Leigh Fuson Rebecca Smith Ann Margaret Dietrich

DISTRICT V Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary/Treasurer

Anthony Shelton Jimmy McAlister Carrie Bundren

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2016 STATE COMMITTEE Robert Elliott Chairman

Robertson County District II

Jason Land Vice Chairman

Sequatchie County District III

Terra Davis Secretary

White County District IV

Julie Head Treasurer

Montgomery County District II

Josey Miller Reporter

Loudon County District III

Emily Workman Member

Obion County District I

Hunter Grills Member

Dyer County District I

Chuck Yoest Member

Williamson County District II

Andy Davis Member

White County District IV

Amanda Malone Member

Sullivan County District V

Walter Malone Member

Sullivan County District V

Dr. Tim Cross

UTK Advisor

121 Morgan Hall Knoxville, TN 37996-4530

(865) 974-7114 [email protected]

Dan Strasser

TFBF Advisor

P.O. Box 313 Columbia, TN 38402-0313

(931) 388-7872, ext. 2215 [email protected]

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Chuck Yoest District II Williamson County Spouse: Jennifer

Spouse: Clint

Spouse: Andy

Terra Davis Secretary District IV White County

Emily Workman District I Obion County

Spouse: Sarah

Spouse: Lindsay

Hunter Grills District I Dyer County

Jason Land Vice Chairman District III Sequatchie County

Robert Elliott Chairman District II Robertson County

Spouse: Terra

Andy Davis District IV White County

Spouse: Walter

Spouse: Amanda

Walter Malone District V Sullivan County

Spouse: Matt

Josey Miller Reporter District III Loudon County

Amanda Malone District V Sullivan County

Spouse: Jason

Julie Head Treasurer District II Montgomery County

2016 TENNESSEE YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS STATE COMMITTEE

CKE

HARDEMAN

McNAIRY

REGION 1 Email: [email protected]

HOUSTON

GILES

District II

LAWRENCE

LEWIS

MAURY

WILLIAMSON

DAVIDSON

LINCOLN

BEDFORD

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MARION

GRUNDY

WARREN

HA

MI

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RHEA

CUMBERLAND

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WHITE

PUTNAM

OVERTON

SCOTT

POLK

MONROE

LOUDON

ANDERSON KNOX

UNION

BLOUNT

CAMPBELL

K COC HAN

COCKE

GREENE

District V

SEVIER

JEFFERSON

HAWKINS

N SO N H JO

Region 7

Region 6

Region 5

Region 4

Region 3

Region 2

Region 1

N TO CARTER ING SH A W I O IC UN

SULLIVAN

JIM BELL REGION 6 Email: [email protected]

GER GRAIN N BLE HAM

CLAIBORNE

KEVIN HENSLEY REGION 5 Email: [email protected]

BRADLEY

McMINN

ROANE

MORGAN

FENTRESS

PICKETT

District III

FRANKLIN

CLAY JACKSON

DEKALB

SMITH

COFFEE

D OR

WILSON

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MACON TROUSDALE

ADAM BROWN REGION 7 Email: [email protected]

WAYNE

PERRY

DICKSON

HICKMAN

HUMPHREYS

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SON

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HEN

CHESTER

MADISON

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CARROLL

HENRY

SUMNER

District IV

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JOE McKINNON

FAYETTE

HAYWOOD

CRO

GIBSON

WEAKLEY

ROBERTSON

M

EDDIE CLARK REGION 4 Email: [email protected]

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Field Services Administrator

SHELBY

TIPTON

LA

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LA

DYER

OBION

Y MER

HA EAT CH

TGO MON

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STEWART

AL RS H MA

District I

DECATUR

MELISSA BRYANT REGION 3 Email: [email protected]

MO OR E

MATT FENNEL REGION 2 Email: [email protected]

TFBF TFBF Regional Field Directors and TFBF Districts Regional Field Directors

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2016 SUB-COMMITTEES

Committee on Conferences 2016 Members: Hunter Grills (Chairman), Terra Davis, Jason Land, Walter Malone Purpose: To help coordinate, plan and evaluate the conferences of the Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers, recommend venues, speakers, entertainment, programs and tours for each conference and report to the state committee. The responsibilities of this committee will also include program coordination with state committee members, TFBF staff, guest speakers and/or any other scheduled persons to ensure that the event is conducted in a well-organized and timely fashion. Assess meeting room space and work with TFBF and/or hotel staff to obtain keys for rooms and ensure that all equipment required is set up properly for that meeting space. Distribute and collect evaluations from each conference, analyze the data and write a report reflecting the information received to be presented at the next state committee meeting. Suggestions based on findings from this committee will be utilized by the state committee for improvement of future conferences.

Committee on Handbook and Resolutions 2016 Members: Jason Land (Chairman), Amanda Malone, Josey Miller, Chuck Yoest Purpose: The responsibilities of this committee are to thoroughly read through all of the By-Laws and Resolutions, contest rules and applications, etc. to determine if changes are needed; clear up any confusing or incorrect wording, punctuation or spelling; make certain handbook is current and up-to-date; receive suggestions from state committee members; each state committee member should contact the counties in their district throughout the year and encourage them to submit proposed changes in the information included in the handbook; state committee members shall then turn this information over to the handbook and resolutions committee; the handbook and resolutions committee, in turn, should compile the information received from across the state and prepare a report to be presented at the next state committee meeting. The state committee Vice-Chairman shall serve as the Chairman for this committee.

Committee on Promotions and Entertainment 2016 Members: Josey Miller (Chairman), Andy Davis, Julie Head, Emily Workman Purpose: To positively promote the events and image of the Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers and ensure that everyone has a great time. The state committee reporter will serve as the chairman for this committee. Responsibilities for this committee shall include, but are not limited to, development of promotional materials, set-up and maintenance of hospitality rooms during conferences and other events, submissions to the State Young Farmers and Ranchers website, and all social media outlets, conduct and coordinate registration at all Young Farmer and Ranchers Events, coordinate door prizes for all events and auction items for the Young Leaders Conference, evaluate entertainment options with the Committee on Conferences, and provide a fun and exciting atmosphere to all conference attendees! During registration at all conferences, this committee will serve as the face of our organization. Greet all Young Farmer and Rancher members upon arrival; print name badges, distribute schedules and other registration materials; answer questions and make everyone feel welcome. First impressions are extremely important and will set the mood for each conference, so have fun with the registration process!

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Committee for Awards, Contests and Presentations 2016 Members: Hunter Grills, Chuck Yoest, Josey Miller, Terra Davis, Walter Malone Purpose: To promote and encourage participation in all Young Farmer and Rancher Contests across the state. See brief descriptions of each contest and presentation below. One state committee member from each district shall serve on this sub-committee. Ag In The Classroom - Promote use of program in schools across the state; make certain that information and materials are provided to all interested parties; enlist the aid of county organizations in contacting schools in their areas. Agriculture Achievement Award - Encourage participation from all qualified candidates for this contest. Communicate deadline dates and answer questions regarding application process. Agribusiness Award - Encourage participation in each county; contact counties and receive a copy of application form from each winner; make certain each county receives an award and a letter of congratulations for each winner; encourage counties to submit press releases to their local newspapers and/or radio stations. Collegiate Discussion Meet and Young Farmer Discussion Meet - Get suggestions for judges from state committee and advisors; will have authority to pick which judges to use out of those suggested and will be responsible for acquiring said judges; will be responsible along with meeting room chairman for debate/discussion meet room set-up, time-keeping, moderating, etc.; state committee members need to contact counties in their districts and get possible contestants' names from their districts to these sub-committee members for follow-up calls, etc. County Presentation - Encourage participation from all active county organizations; review each county's pictures at state convention; assist county representatives during presentation. Excellence in Agriculture Contest – Encourage participation from all qualified candidates for this contest. Communicate deadline dates and answer questions regarding application process. Outstanding Young Woman Contest - Get suggestions for judges from state committee and advisors. Provide suggested judges’ contact information to Dan Strasser. Will be responsible for promoting contest, writing script for and announcing finalists, setting up rooms for interviews, judge relations, etc. YouTell Ag Video Contest – All videos need to be emailed to [email protected] Committee members will judge at the YF&R Fall Tour in September. Encourage all young farmers in your district to do a videography. Tell them to help raise awareness of agriculture while encouraging young agriculturalists to tell their story. The contest is designed to provide participants the opportunity to enlighten other producers and the general public on methods of agriculture production and issues facing today’s farmers.

*It is the purpose of these sub-committees to gather information and report back to the State Committee for a group effort in accomplishing the goals of each sub-committee to make meetings more efficient. The State Chairman can serve as a liaison between the sub-committees, if need be, but encourages open communication between each sub-committee group. Our collective goal is to make Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers the best it can be! 19

TENNESSEE YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS 2016 GOALS 1.

Promote positive image of agriculture in society.

2.

Promote the recruitment of YF&R members to all agriculture related fields.

3.

Increase county participation and attendance at all activities.

4.

Increase media contact for YF&R events and achievements.

5.

Increase education to the general public about YF&R. Emphasize education in our community YF&R.

6.

Continue to strengthen our internal communications and commitment to the YF&R and Farm Bureau organizations.

7.

Promote an environment of fun, fellowship, and social activities at all YF&R events.

8.

To promote an awareness of the future social and environmental impact on agriculture.

9.

Maintain a TN YF&R Web Site including all activities.

10.

Maintain a TN YF&R Facebook Page.

11.

Promote all YF&R contest, activities, and events.

The 2016 YF&R Goals listed above were developed by the State Committee at their organizational meeting. As a suggestion, county young farmer committees can also set priorities and plan programs by small group Brainstorm Sessions. To assist in planning the details of any program or project, ACTION PLANNING SHEETS follow on pages 22-26 of this section. Both examples and blank sheets are included. Good luck in planning and carrying out your activities in 2016!

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ACTION PLANNING SHEET GOAL (Carefully define in specific terms what is to be done): To increase YF&R involvement at local level by 5% Who is in charge and how can they be reached? State YF&R Committee Budget: Yes

WHAT STEPS HAVE TO BE TAKEN

WHO WILL DO IT?

WHEN WILL IT BE DONE?

HOW WILL IT BE ACCOMPLISHED?

Contact future prospects in high school, age 16-18

Local YF&R, Farm Bureau & Extension Agents

May 31, 2016

1. Speak with ag & ranchers’ classes. 2. Provide handouts on YF&R (activities, information, etc.) 3. Offer incentive for participation.

Membership Drive

County YF&R Members

April 1, 2016

1. Phone 2. Personal contact 3. By awarding the member bringing in more new members (with appropriate prize or awards.)

Increase awareness of purpose of YF&R and Farm Bureau.

State Committee & appointed county reporter

Monthly basis

1. 2. 3. 4.

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Newspaper Radio Newsletter Personal contact

ACTION PLANNING SHEET GOAL (Carefully define in specific terms what is to be done): To plan diverse, attractive, entertaining, and education ideas and program at county and state level. Who is in charge and how can they be reached? State YF&R Committee, District & County Officers. Budget: Yes

WHAT STEPS HAVE TO BE TAKEN

WHO WILL DO IT?

WHEN WILL IT BE DONE?

HOW WILL IT BE ACCOMPLISHED?

Survey the membership to find out what they would like to do at a meeting.

State Committee

By October meeting

Appoint committee at appropriate level.

Draw up list of leisure activities that the membership would like.

Appointed committee

By October meeting

Plan a monthly schedule of activities for the meetings.

State Committee

By February meeting

Have a variety of meeting location.

State Committee

Study county activity award handbooks.

State Committee

At State Convention or at Leadership Conference

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State Committee summarize activities from previous year.

ACTION PLANNING SHEET GOAL (Carefully define in specific terms what is to be done): For State Committee to take an active role in organizing county clubs. Who is in charge and how can they be reached? State YF&R Committee Budget: Yes

WHAT STEPS HAVE TO BE TAKEN

WHO WILL DO IT?

WHEN WILL IT BE DONE?

HOW WILL IT BE ACCOMPLISHED?

Make county Farm Bureau Boards aware of YF&R

State Committee members & Farm Bureau Staff

At a monthly meeting

Slide presentation with short discussion.

Use their Farm Bureau to get eligible members.

Farm Bureau Board, Farm Bureau Women, & District Officers

Special called meeting

With a banquet meal or other entertainment idea.

Have State Committee member attend 1st meeting and promote YF&R programs.

State Committee & District Representatives

At a called meeting

Invite an adjoining organized county club.

Make sure a next meeting date is set and program is planned.

The elected county chairman

At first meeting

A discussion of possible programs & times survey members on possible ideas.

Follow-up thru year

State Committee & District Officers

All through the year especially before State Convention

By calling and attending meetings.

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ACTION PLANNING SHEET GOAL (Carefully define in specific terms what is to be done

Who is in charge and how can they be reached? Budget:

WHAT STEPS HAVE TO BE TAKEN

WHO WILL DO IT?

WHEN WILL IT BE DONE?

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HOW WILL IT BE ACCOMPLISHED?

ACTION PLANNING SHEET GOAL (Carefully define in specific terms what is to be done):

Who is in charge and how can they be reached? Budget:

WHAT STEPS HAVE TO BE TAKEN

WHO WILL DO IT?

WHEN WILL IT BE DONE?

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HOW WILL IT BE ACCOMPLISHED?

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE YF&R VOTING DELEGATES AT THE ANNUAL CONVENTION DECEMBER 6, 2016 CODE OF ETHICS **Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation representatives must conduct themselves in a manner that positively reflects on the organization. Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers, as a committee of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, should uphold the principles and philosophy exhibited through the policy and standards of the Federation. Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers members are expected to consider their actions and how those actions may be perceived by the public, Farm Bureau members and the leadership of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation. 

We will promote the mission and objectives of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation in all dealings with the public on behalf of the Federation.



We will follow the moral values recognized by the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, act with integrity and honesty, and be accountable for our actions.



We will honor and respect the decisions of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation leadership with respect to Farm Bureau sponsored events, meetings or meals and refrain from using alcoholic beverages except on our own time.



We will maintain an awareness of the needs of others and act to meet those needs whenever possible.

SECTION I – INFORMATION 1.

We recommend that copies of the Tennessee YF&R Resolutions, as printed in The State Reference Handbook, be sent to each county YF&R chairman and secretary; Farm Bureau president and secretary; extension office; district Farm Bureau directors; district YF&R officers; and district extension officers no later than February 15. We recommend that counties forward to the resolutions chairman any proposed changes before September 1st and that the resolutions chairman forward each district chairman a copy of the proposed resolutions changes before October 1. We recommend that each county club become familiar with the resolutions of the state YF&R. We further recommend that copies of proposed resolutions be made available to voting delegates at the State Convention at the earliest possible time.

2.

We urge that each county have a Resolutions Committee to change and add to the resolutions as they feel are appropriate, and that each district have a Resolutions Committee made up of one representative from each county and the district executive committee. The district committee will collect and summarize the recommendations for the resolutions and be responsible for reporting these corrections and additions to the State Resolutions Committee at the State Convention.

3.

Be it resolved that the State Committee exert every effort to send information on activities and contests to every club and district officer as promptly as possible. We insist that the clubs should cooperate by sending in on time all dues, membership rolls, and other information needed by the committee. 26

4.

We strongly urge county chairman, secretaries, district chairman and secretaries telephone numbers and e-mail addresses be included in the county and district officers list and be sent to the State TFBF office by December 15th.

5.

We request that the revised County Activity Report be mailed to each county and updated on the Young Farmer Website as early as possible. We suggest that each county send a copy of their county program notebook to the district and state secretaries by April 15.

6.

We recommend that the Farm Bureau YF&R advisor send one copy of the State Reference Handbook to the district and county extension office, county Farm Bureau office, and county YF&R chairman & secretary as soon as these programs are available. (Note: more handbooks can be acquired on request.) The handbook will also be accessible on the Young Farmer Website at www.tnfarmbureau.org.

7.

We recommend that the State Committee continue the County Presentation of county clubs as an annual event. Also, we recommend that the State Committee recognize all clubs which participate.

8.

We recommend that the State Committee provide each county with suggested recreational information in the State Reference Handbook.

SECTION II – ORGANIZATION 1.

We strongly recommend that the State Committee send a letter to each county Farm Bureau president and extension office requesting assistance in helping the present YF&R club or organizing a YF&R club in their county. We urge each organized YF&R club to make an effort in helping organize or reorganize clubs in other counties. Additional points should be awarded to the existing club in their County Activity Report.

2.

We recommend that the county YF&R clubs elect their county officers before the December meeting and install them at their December meeting so that this will coincide with the state calendar year.

SECTION III - RULES, CONTESTS AND AWARDS 1.

We urge the State Committee to enforce, and each county adhere to, all rules set forth by the State Committee. Special emphasis should be given to meeting deadlines.

2.

We request and strongly urge that the State Committee continue the rules of the Tennessee YF&R Outstanding Young Woman Contest to include her activities in Young Farmers and Ranchers. Brief discussion questions relating to YF&R activities will be included as part of the judging for the finalists. We recommend that the State Committee send letters to Farm Bureau Presidents and Secretaries to encourage participation in the Young Farmers and Ranchers Outstanding Young Woman Contest.

3.

We recommend that the Outstanding Young Woman Contest include the following........ A. A display with three photos and a brief biography by each contestant. B. District winners to be awarded incentives to attend the Young Leaders Conference. C. Improve the recognition of state winner (i.e. special ribbon or nametag at National and State events.) D. Encourage press releases for winner in hometown areas. E. Restructure contest application as needed. F. Print the responsibilities and application in the State Reference Handbook and the Tennessee 27

Farm Bureau News. 4.

We recommend that the Tennessee YF&R Outstanding Young Woman, Young Farmer Achievement Award winner(s), the Excellence in Agriculture Award winner(s), and Discussion Meet winner be recognized every time the State Committee is recognized at YF&R events.

5.

We suggest that the State Committee encourage the State Discussion Meet winner, Young Farmer Achievement Award winner, Excellence in Agriculture winner, and the Outstanding Young Woman winner to attend The Young Leaders Conference by providing hotel accommodations as an incentive for their attendance.

6.

We strongly urge that all State Committee members and state representatives (Tennessee YF&R Outstanding Young Woman, Discussion Meet winner, etc.) make a determined effort to attend all district and state events.

7.

We suggest that the YF&R State Chairman recommend to the State Farm Bureau Board that the National Convention expenses of the current Achievement Award winner(s), Achievement Award Runner-up winner(s), the Excellence in Agriculture Award winner(s), and the Discussion Meet winner and spouse be paid by Tennessee Farm Bureau.

8.

We recommend that the expenses of the current YF&R Outstanding Young Woman and spouse be paid to the Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention and National YF&R Leadership Conference

9.

State Committee members are ineligible for Tennessee YF&R Outstanding Young Woman, the State Young Farmers Achievement Award winner(s), and the Excellence in Agriculture Award winner(s) during the year they serve on the State Committee.

10.

We recommend the scorecard for judging the State Young Farmer Achievement Award Contest, Excellence in Agriculture Award Contest, Outstanding Young Woman Contest, and Discussion Meet Contest be included in the State Reference Handbook.

11.

We recommend that each county present an Agribusiness Award and those counties and recipients be recognized at the State Convention and/or Young Leaders Conference. We recommend that a guideline for the Agribusiness Award be included in the State Reference Handbook.

12.

We encourage participation in the Environmental Stewardship Award by eligible members.

SECTION IV - PUBLIC RELATIONS 1.

We recommend that the YF&R continue to promote a closer relationship with the 4-H, FFA, FHA and other relevant youth programs.

2.

We recommend that each county YF&R club work jointly with the county Farm Bureau in promoting county safety, first-aid, anti-crime programs and environmental issues.

3.

We suggest that the YF&R State Chairman recommend to the State Farm Bureau Board that the National Convention expenses of the current Achievement Award winners and the Discussion Meet winner and spouse be paid by Tennessee Farm Bureau.

4.

We recommend that the expenses of the current YF&R Outstanding Young Woman be paid to the Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention and National YF&R Leadership Conference.

5.

We recommend that each county YF&R club become familiar with the resolutions of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation and present a program at a county meeting. 28

6.

We recommend that the county YF&R and county Farm Bureau assist each other in their membership drives.

7.

We recommend that each county YF&R recruit the involvement of insurance agents of the Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and all Agricultural Extension Agents and urge them to promote YF&R. We recommend that YF&R clubs invite their agents to all county functions.

8.

We recommend that each county club chairman be notified of their Regional Farm Bureau Policy Development Meetings. We also recommend that the county club chairman urge the members of the YF&R to attend and participate.

SECTION V – INSIGNIA 1.

We strongly recommend that each county obtain a standardized YF&R flag and that the flag be displayed at every YF&R event.

SECTION VI - RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES 1.

We suggest that the state and district committee urge county clubs to participate in the Fall Agriculture Tour.

2.

We encourage YF&R to participate in all district and state YF&R recreational activities, and other state and local agricultural related events. For example, (Ag Day, no-till field days, Farm Days, etc.)

SECTION VII – MISCELLANEOUS 1.

We recommend each county participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program across the state.

2.

We suggest that the outgoing State Committee change the County Activity Report in whole or in part as they deem necessary placing equal emphasis on farm related activities and other activities.

3.

It has been RESOLVED that the Resolutions Committee meet in closed session in the coming years to prevent confusion in developing the resolutions.

4.

We strongly recommend that each State Committee member file a written report of his/her year's activities to be passed on to next year's State Committee members.

5.

We recommend that the State Farm Bureau Board of Directors study ways to increase the involvement of young farmers in the organization and activities of the county Farm Bureaus statewide.

6.

We greatly appreciate the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation's increased sponsorship of all Young Farmer and Rancher’s contests and conferences.

7.

We greatly appreciate the sponsorship of: A. Case IH, Chevrolet/GMC, Stihl Corporation, Farm Credit, Farm Bureau Insurance, and Tennessee Farm Bureau for the Young Farmer Achievement Awards and the Excellence in Agriculture Awards. B. Case IH, Chevrolet/GMC, TriGreen, Farm bureau Insurance and Farm Bureau Federation for the Discussion Meet awards. C. Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation for the Outstanding Young Woman Award winner.

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We gratefully acknowledge the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation's sponsorship of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Awards Banquet at State Convention. We also appreciate the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Staff's efforts to continue fundraising and 29

improvements for recreational activities of YF&R organization. We feel the support of the TFBF to these and other Young Farmer Programs will encourage increased participation. We further urge continued support and guidance to enhance additional participation of young farmers in Tennessee. 9.

We recommend all county YF&R clubs give consideration to starting a list of all eligible Young Farmers and Ranchers between the ages of 18 to 35 and that list be used for recruitment by county YF&R Chairmen. **Changes to the Resolutions at the Annual Convention on December 6, 2015. All other Resolutions were adopted or changed at previous conventions.

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YF&R HISTORY UPDATE 1.

2016 State YF&R Chairman

Robert Elliott Robertson County

2.

2015 Young Farmer of the Year

Jay Head Montgomery County

3.

2015 Excellence in Agriculture

Jimmy & Lydia McAlister Greene County

4.

2015 Outstanding Young Woman of the Year

Josey Miller Loudon County

5.

2015 Discussion Meet Winner

Hunter Grills Dyer County

6.

2015 Environmental Stewardship Winner

Todd & Kristin Littleton Gibson County

7.

2015 Collegiate Discussion Meet Winner

Emily Buck UT Knoxville

ORDER OF THE GOLDEN RULE 2016 OFFICERS Ben Sanders, Chairman

Jerry Barr, Secretary Brian Flowers, Membership

CAMP WOODLEE YOUTH CAMP Kevin Pearsall 31 Clendenon Lane McMinnville, TN 37110 For Reservations: Phone: (931) 692-4395 or Email: [email protected] Website: campwoodlee.tnfarmbureau.org/

Kitchen Phone: (931) 692-3695 (During Camping Season)

“Complete

Tennessee YF&R History can be found within at http://tnfarmbureau.org/program/young-farmers-ranchers "

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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION REGIONAL ADVISORY PERSONNEL Western

Richard J. Powell, Extension Program Leader Western Region Extension Office 605 Airways Blvd - Jackson, TN 38301-3201 Phone: (731) 425-4724 Email: [email protected]

Central

Martin Koon, Extension Program Leader Central Region Extension Office 5201 Marchant Dr - Nashville, TN 37211-5112 Phone: (615) 832-6550 Email: [email protected]

Eastern

David Perrin, Extension Program Leader Eastern Region Extension Office 3213 Alcoa Hwy - Knoxville, TN 37996-4534 Phone: (865) 577-9963 Email: [email protected]

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION Tim L. Cross Dean

121 Morgan Hall Knoxville, TN 37996-4530

(865) 974-7114 [email protected]

Robert Burns Assistant Dean

120 Morgan Hall Knoxville, TN 37996-4522

(865) 974-7112 [email protected]

Laura Stephenson Assistant Dean

122 Morgan Hall Knoxville, TN 37996-4530

(865) 974-7384 [email protected]

Richard Clark Director

205B Morgan Hall Knoxville, TN 37996-4510

(865) 974-2128 [email protected]

Richard Powell (Interim) Western Regional Director

605 Airways Blvd. Jackson, TN 38301-3201

(731) 425-4725 [email protected]

Jim Stewart Central Regional Director

5201 Marchant Drive Nashville, TN 37221-5112

(615) 832-6550 [email protected]

Connie Heiskell Eastern Regional Director

3213 Alcoa Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37996-4534

(865) 577-9963 [email protected]

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TFBF BOARD and INSURANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FARM BUREAU BOARD MEMBERS Jeff Aiken, President

INSURANCE BOARD MEMBERS Jason Luckey, District I

Eric Mayberry, Vice President

Buddy Bryant, District II

Mrs. Catherine Via, Director-at-Large

Jack Sanders, District III

David Richesin, Director-at-Large

Willard Brown, District IV

Charles Hancock, Director-at-Large

Robert Earhart, District V

Malcolm Burchfiel, District I Josh Ogle, District II James Haskew, Jr., District III Mike Scudder, District IV David Mitchell, District V Jane May, State F.B. Women’s Chairman Dr. Larry Arrington, Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture - University of Tennessee Robert Elliott, YF&R State Chairman

TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU REGIONAL FIELD SERVICE DIRECTORS Joe McKinnon, Region 1

Matt Fennel, Region 2

Melissa Bryant, Region 3

Kevin Hensley, Region 5

Eddie Clark, Region 4

Jim Bell, Region 6

Adam Brown, Region 7

TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU FEDERATION OFFICERS & STAFF PO Box 313 Columbia, Tennessee 38402-0313 Telephone: (931) 388-7872 NAME Jeff Aiken

RESPONSIBILITY President

Joe Pearson

Chief Administrative Officer

Rhedona Rose

Executive Vice President

Tim Dodd

Treasurer

Ed Lancaster

General Counsel

Lee Maddox

Director, Communications Division 33

Melissa Bratton

Associate Director, Communications Division

Stacey Warner

Creative Services Manager

Stefan Maupin

Director, Public Policy Division

Ryan King

Associate Director, Public Policy Division

Dan Strasser

Director, Special Programs Division

Chris Fleming

Associate Director, Special Programs Division

Kristy Chastine

Associate Director, Special Programs Division

Bryan Wright

Director, Organization Division

Mark Turner

Associate Director, Organization Division

Becca Brunst

Assistant Director, Member Benefits

Paige Bottoms

Regional Member Benefits Coordinator

Kelsey Rose

Regional Member Benefits Coordinator

Joe McKinnon

Field Services Administrator

Matt Fennel

Regional Field Service Director

Melissa Bryant

Regional Field Service Director

Kevin Hensley

Regional Field Service Director

Eddie Clark

Regional Field Service Director

Jim Bell

Regional Field Service Director

Adam Brown

Regional Field Service Director

SERVICE COMPANY STAFF NAME Sonny Scoggins

RESPONSIBILITY Chief Executive Office, Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies

Anthony Kimbrough

Chief Executive Officer, Farm Bureau Health Plans

Brennis Craddock

Chief Operating Officer, Farmers Services, Inc.

Darrell Ailshie

Manager, Tennessee Livestock Producers, Inc.

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