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Wyoming Farm Bureau

Wyoming Farm Bureau elects leadership for coming year, sees returning faces

Written by Natasha Wheeler

Sheridan – Perry Livingston of Sundance was elected to his 10th term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 95th annual meeting in Sheridan.  

Livingston and his family run a cow/calf operation in Crook and Weston Counties.  

“Agriculture continues to be one of the economic forces that drives the private industry in the state of Wyoming,” WyFB President Perry Livingston said.  “It is a real privilege to serve Farm Bureau members and represent the agriculture industry.”

Voting delegates elected Todd Fornstrom to his second term as WyFB Vice President.  

Todd and his family farm in Laramie County. He and his wife Laura have four kids. Fornstrom has served in many different leadership positions within the organization, including Laramie County Farm Bureau President, a member of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Committee and state chair of the WyFB General Issues Committee. 

“It is a privilege to serve as a leader in the organization,” Fornstrom said. “I am grateful to be entrusted with the responsibility of being a representative of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.”

“It is very important to be a spokesperson for agriculture and being a member of the Farm Bureau enables me to represent our members as we work to keep agriculture strong,” Fornstrom continued.

Dale Heggem of Torrington was elected to his fourth term as the Director-At-Large.   

Heggem and his wife Abby have two sons.  Heggem works for the Wyoming Department of Agriculture as the state grain warehouse examiner, and he and his wife operate a small grain and cow/calf operation.

In addition to the three statewide elections, five district directors and the Young Farmer and Rancher state chair serve on the state board.

The Young Farmer and Rancher Committee elected Cole Coxbill to his first term as the state committee chair.  This position has a seat on the WyFB Board of Directors.  

From Goshen County, Coxbill farms with his family.  They raise corn, alfalfa, sugar beets, dry edible beans and wheat with 200 mother cows, a back grounding feedlot and his own commercial spraying and trucking business. He and his wife Sammie have three kids. 

Rounding out the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors are district directors: David Garber, Northeast District Director; Kevin Baars, Southeast District Director; Tim Pexton, Central District Director; Glen Reed, Northwest District Director; and Justin Ellis, Southwest District Director.

 

The purpose of the Nov. 13-15 WyFB annual meeting was to develop policy to guide the organization in the coming year.  

Visit wyfb.org for more information.