Colorado Farm Bureau’s (CFB) mission is to protect, promote and enhance agriculture and rural communities. How do we do this? We give our members the tools to promote agriculture through programs like our Elite Leadership Academy, impact our communities with the Women’s Leadership Committee and protect our livelihoods through our lobbying efforts at the state and federal levels.
President, Carlyle Currier, summed it up best when he said “I trained through Farm Bureau to be a spokesperson for my neighbor.” Carlyle has been with the Colorado Farm Bureau for over 40 years. In that time, he says Farm Bureau has had a huge impact on him and is a “tremendous opportunity to have an impact on regulation and network with farmers across the nation.”
Getting involved with the Colorado Farm Bureau is an incredible opportunity to become a voice for agriculture at the state and national levels. While some may sit idle on the sidelines and watch as their rights diminish, CFB stays dynamic and proactive to protect members’ rights and agriculture as a whole.
Who is the Colorado Farm Bureau?
CFB is an agricultural organization comprised of farmers, ranchers, veterinarians, teachers, retailers, grocers, gardeners, doctors, tradesmen, civil servants, scientists, and more, each bringing a unique perspective to the table.
What We Do
CFB promotes agriculture and establishes a presence in our communities through programs like the Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC), Young Farmers and Ranchers Program (YF&R) and the Elite Leadership Academy (ELA). These programs promote agriculture education and leadership development.
The WLC’s Senior Field Studies program takes seniors in high school from the classroom to the farm to get hands-on opportunities to experience agriculture. The WLC also works closely with the Ronald McDonald charities to provide donations to families in need. Additionally, CFB offers leadership development opportunities through the YF&R program to those between the ages of 18 – 35. Finally, ELA is a year-long intensive preparation for future agriculture advocates through communications and advocacy, media relations training, public speaking, and networking.
To learn more about our programs click here.
In addition to CFB’s programs, the organization also protects members by monitoring government activity and safeguarding our members’ interests and rights at the state Capitol and in Washington D.C. CFB is unique because members set policy priorities that guide the organization, a truly grassroots process. In the past year, at the state level, we defended our members and their rights against anti-agriculture groups by fighting Initiative 16, an effort that would have criminalized approved animal husbandry practices. The organization also worked hand-in-hand with the rest of the industry to combat a devastating labor bill and participated in the following rulemaking. To see more of our previous accomplishments, click here.
In addition to providing protection of our agricultural rights, being a member of CFB offers benefits like discounts on communications, consumer services, health benefits, farm and ranch equipment, hotel services, rentals, and vehicles. In no time, your membership will pay for itself. To see all of our benefits and discounts, click here.