I have been a member of Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers committee for about 8 years now. I joined up when I returned to the farm after college and have been active ever since. I think that being involved in important for a lot of reasons, having a say, being at the table, networking with other farmers, meeting new people and broadening our understanding of our industry around Oregon and the US, just to name a few reasons.
Oregon Farm Bureau this year has put together videos of many members of our state committee. We were asked why we were involved in Farm Bureau, we talked about our farms, and why it's important to be involved. After filming this summer I was anxious to see the final product and it came out yesterday!