Young Farmer’s Committee

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Job Opportunities:

Loan Officer Trainee – Colonial Farm Credit


Chairman: Jamie Tiralla (Calvert County)

Vice Chairman: Francis Moats (Frederick)

Maryland Farm Bureau Staffer: Parker Welch (443) 480-4059



District 1 (Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, Washington)
Francis Moats

District 2 (Carroll, Howard, Montgomery)
Tyler Butler

District 3 (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince Georges, St. Mary’s)
Jamie Tiralla

District 4 (Baltimore, Cecil, Harford)
Chris Price

District 5 (Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot)
Sean & Amanda Clougherty
Sean –
Amanda –

District 6 (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester)
Shelby Hurley

2018 Young Farmer’s Discussion Meet Questions:

1. Farmers are a shrinking percentage of the population. How can Farm Bureau help first-generation farmers and ranchers get started in agriculture?
2. With a growing demand for US farm products abroad, how can agriculture overcome public skepticism of foreign trade to negotiate new trade agreements and open new world markets?
3. Formation of family farm corporations is common practice. How can Farm Bureau work to ensure that the public’s positive perception of the family farm is not lost?
4. How can farmers and ranchers maintain their buying power with the continued trend of input supplier and provider consolidations?
5. How can Farm Bureau help members with increasing legal and regulatory obstacles so they can focus on farming and ranching?

These questions will be used for the YF&R Discussion Meet that will be held in Nashville, Tennessee and the Collegiate Discussion Meet that will be held in Reno, Nevada.

Tuesday Training Schedule:

·         Tuesday, August 1, at 8:00 p.m. ET – General overview of the competition

o   Jessica Jones, 2017 Discussion Meet Finalist

o   Lindsey Liebig, YF&R Coordinator at California Farm Bureau Federation

·         Tuesday, August 8, at 8:00 p.m. ET – Question #1

o   David Baker, Farm Transition Specialist for Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

·         Tuesday, August 15, at 8:00 p.m. ET – Question #2

o   Jason Hafemeister, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

·         Tuesday, August 22, at 8:00 p.m. ET – Question #3

o   Jared Blankenship, cow-calf operation and Tier 1 dealer for Hoegemeyer Hybrids

·         Tuesday, August 29, at 8:00 p.m. ET – Question #4

o   Trey Davis, Southeast Region State and Local Government Affairs Director for Monsanto

·         Tuesday, September 5, at 8:00 p.m. ET – Question #5

o   Jay Gordon, Policy Director for the Washington State Dairy Federation 

Call Information:

All trainings will use the following toll-free number and passcode:

Toll-Free Number: 1-800-768-2983

Participant Passcode: 7870140 #

Webinar Link: The specific and unique link will be sent out with the weekly reminder.


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