Last weekend, thousands of Young Farmer and Rancher and┬áCollegiate Farm Bureau members gathered in Kansas City for AFBF’s YF&R Conference. Throughout the conference, the Collegiate Discussion Meet took place and Colorado’s own Kole Kelly, Adams State, finished as a finalist. Kelley received a $1,250 scholarship from AFBF.

“It’s a great honor and accomplishment to have made to the final four considering all the great participants and speakers here,” Kelley said. “I’d just like to thank Adams State Collegiate Farm Bureau, Colorado Farm Bureau and AFBF for giving me this opportunity and platform to discuss issues facing agriculture; it’s something I am very passionate about.”

Kelley is a senior at Adams State and is the president of ASU’s Collegiate FB chapter. He also plays wide receiver on ASU’s football team. Upon graduation, Kelley plans to attend law school ┬áto pursue a career in water law to help protect Colorado’s water.

The conclusion of the YF&R conference meant the conclusion of Zandon and Sara Brays’ tenure on AFBF’s YF&R Committee. Colorado Farm Bureau would like to recognize and thank them for their commitment and service to AFBF’s YF&R Committee.