Alabama’s Hegemans Appointed To National YF&R Committee Former Alabama Farmers Federation State Young Farmers Committee Chairman Jon Hegeman is taking on a new leadership role along with his wife, Amy. The couple was named to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) national Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee.
“We’re proud to represent our state on a national stage and are looking forward to networking with others,” Jon said.
The Hegemans’ two-year term begins in March. They are among 16 committee members who represent all regions of the U.S. and are responsible for YF&R program planning.
Jon said the appointment will be a learning experience, but his main goal is establishing a dialogue with young farmers in states they will represent.
“Communication will be crucial to getting more people involved in the organization,” he said. “We learned that with state contests in Alabama, and it translates to the national level.”
The Hegemans have greenhouses and horses on their farm in Calhoun County.
For more information about the YF&R Program, visit FB.org.