Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee

The Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) program surfaces and engages new and current young members, ages 18-35, by providing leadership, educational and networking opportunities to enhance involvement within the Farm Bureau and other agricultural organizations.

The MFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers committee takes the lead on planning programming and events and conducting competitive and recognition opportunities for YF&R members.  

The committee is comprised of an individual or couple from each of the seven MFBF board districts. Members are nominated by their county farm bureau and are officially appointed by the MFBF Board of Directors. Committee members can serve up to three (3) one-year terms.  One member of the committee is selected as chair each year and serves as a voting member of the MFBF Board of Directors. 

If you’re interested in serving on the committee, please complete this form to help us get to know you, or contact Leadership Coordinator Rachael Peterson for more information.

Developing Future Leaders


Group photo of 11 committee members



District I

Nathan & Katie Drewitz

Fillmore County 


District II

Trent & Ashle Benson

McLeod County


District III

Calla Jarvie

Rock County


District IV

Dylan Swensrud

Pope County


District V

Jessica Bester

Kanabec/Isanti Counties


District VI

Dustin & Katie Wiese

Cass County


District VII

Mason Kitchell

Norman County