It’s official. What started as a grassroots effort by a group of young people to support American family farmers and ranchers has become an official non-profit organization. I Love Farmers...They Feed My Soul elected its first board of directors on Sept. 29 in San Luis Obispo, CA. The new board ratified its operational by-laws.

The newly elected board includes, president Megan Brownell of Nipomo, CA; vice-president Luke DeGroot of Fresno, CA; secretary Mindy Burris of Denair, CA; treasurer Brean Bettencourt of Turlock, CA; and Cody Penfold of Kingsburg, CA.

The organization originated out of the frustration by young people who have a passion for agriculture but realized few of their peers really know how their food is grown in America. Additionally, they were angry at the way agriculture is often wrongly portrayed in the mass media and political campaigns.


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