State YF&R Committee
The State Young Farmer and Rancher Committee is made up of no more than sixteen young adults who are appointed by the SCFB President for two-year terms. Representation on the committee may be single young farmers or married couples. Each district is represented by two couples or single young farmers. Committee members work hard to plan programming that will engage South Carolina farmers, ranchers, agriculturalists, agribusiness professionals, and ag-enthusiasts between the ages of 18-35. Furthermore, committee involvement is an exciting leadership development opportunity for aspiring leaders of the SC Farm Bureau family. In 2016, the following leadership development programming was implemented with the state committee:
5 Committee Leadership Practices: Step up, Link up, Team up, Show up, and Speak up
3 Committee Development Practices: Learn it, Grow it, Do it
State Committee members have a series of structured meetings and events that they participate in annually, as well as eight (8) self-directed activities that incorporate local government, community, Farm Bureau, Ag Diversity, and Ag Involvement.
If you are a young farmer or rancher between the ages of 18 and 35 with an interest in growing as a leader in agriculture, please contact your County Farm Bureau President and express your interest in serving on the State YF&R Committee. County Presidents are responsible for nominating members to serve.
2018 State YF&R Committee
To email a committee member, simply click on the name of the member.
Case Chumley, Chairman
Ty Woodard, Vice-Chairman
Central District Representatives
Thomas & Katherine Jones, Chester County
Thomas Jones Katherine Jones
Thomas and Katherine are second-year committee members from Chester County Farm Bureau. They are currently starting a stocker cattle operation on family land. Thomas has experience working on a cattle ranch in New Mexico and Katherine has experience on a cattle ranch in Montana. Thomas also currently serves on the board of the SC Cattleman’s Association. The Jones’ have been instrumental in organizing YF&R Cluster meetings in their area and growing YF&R involvement at the local level. Thomas is affectionately known as the “walking billboard” for Farm Bureau because he is so passionate about its purpose and mission.
Guy & Cameron Ramsey, York County
Guy Ramsey Cameron Ramsey
Guy and Cameron are first-year committee members from York county. They currently run a small cow-calf operation and also produce their own hay. Cameron is an Ag-Teacher at York Middle School. Guy holds two provisional patents on hay yield monitoring technologies in partnership with Clemson University. They have both been instrumental in helping York County YF&R put on their Annual Run4Agriculture which raises funds to support scholarships for agricultural degree programs.
Coastal District Representatives
Chad & Brittany Lyons, Calhoun County
Chad Lyons Brittany Lyons
Chad and Brittany are second-year committee members from Calhoun county. Chad is a fourth generation row-crop farmer and currently produces cotton, peanuts, and corn. Chad is also a part owner of Palmetto Peanut. Brittany is active in the Calhoun County Women’s Committee and on the State YF&R Committee she is affectionately known as the “Silent Auction Queen” for all of her hard work at the SCFB Annual Convention and SCFB YF&R Conference.
Jonathan & Amanda Croft, Bamberg County
Jonathan Croft Amanda Croft
Jonathan and Amanda are first-year committee members from Bamberg County. They currently own farmland in Bamberg County. Amanda works as a Soil Conservationist for NRCS and Jonathan works as a Clemson Extension Agronomy Agent for Orangeburg & Dorchester Counties. Amanda is the only person in South Carolina who has ever held the position of State President for both the FFA and 4H youth organizations. (2005-2006 State 4H Teen Council President) and (2006-2007 State FFA President). The Croft’s were recently instrumental in organizing a 4-county YF&R cluster in their region, which activated YF&R involvement in counties that were previously inactive.
Pee Dee District Representatives
Ty & Tracy Woodard, Darlington County
Ty Woodard Tracy Woodard
Ty and Tracy are second-year committee members from Darlington county. Ty is a fourth generation row-crop farmer and currently produces cotton, corn, soybeans, peanuts, rye and wheat. They also own and operate a commercial beef cow/calf herd. Ty and Tracy were the 2017 SC Achievement Award Winners and placed in the Top 10 for the National Achievement Award Competition. Ty serves as the 2018 Vice Chair of the SCFB YF&R Committee and in 2017 Tracy served as the Committee Secretary. They have both been instrumental in organizing cluster and district YF&R events and Tracy serves as the Co-Chair of her County Women’s Committee.
Spencer & Lauren Evans, Horry-Conway County
Spencer and Lauren are first-year committee members from Horry-Conway. They have a produce operation growing fruits and vegetables for local sale. Their favorite and biggest crop is watermelon and the farm was recently GAP certified, opening up many markets for business. Spencer has a row crop background and Lauren grew up on her family’s cattle operation. At the 2018 SCFB YF&R Conference in Greenville, Horry-Conway won the Largest County Delegation recognition.
Piedmont District Representatives
Case & Taryn Chumley, Spartanburg County
Case Chumley Taryn Chumley
Case and Taryn are second-year committee members from Spartanburg county. They currently own and operate a Charolais beef cattle herd and grow their own oats, millet, fescue hay, and corn for feed. They also grow ornamental landscape plants for public sale. Case was the 2017 SCFB YF&R Discussion Meet winner and is currently serving at the 2018 SC Farm Bureau YF&R Committee Chairman. In 2017, Case served as the State Committee Vice Chairman. The Chumley’s have been actively involved at the county level with visiting local schools and teaching children about agriculture. Also, in 2017 Case traveled with a team of volunteers to Oklahoma to help a fellow young farmer devastated by wildfires in the Midwest.
Katie & Clint Moore, Greenville County
Clint and Katie are first-year committee members from Greenville county. They currently own and operate a beef cattle operation and grow their own hay, haylage, oats and sorghum for feed. In addition, Katie works as an Extension Associate for Clemson University. Clint and Katie both serve on the board of their county Farm Bureau. The Moore’s have been instrumental in organizing Piedmont District YF&R meetings to increase involvement and build the YF&R network.
2018 - 2020 AFBF YF&R Leadership Committee
Whitney Farr & Lynne Farr, Spartanburg County
Whitney and Lynne are first-year committee members for the American Farm Bureau YF&R Committee and serve as ex-officio members of the SCFB YF&R Committee during their 2-year term. The Farr’s currently own and operate a custom-farming operation and grow hay, wheat, soy beans and beef cattle. Whitney & Lynne were recently recognized as finalists for the 2018 SC YF&R Achievement Award. Lynne is active in her County YF&R Women’s Committee and Whitney is serving a 4-year term on the Spartanburg County Council.
If you would like to contact your SCFB YF&R Committee, please contact the State Chair by email (click on the link above) or the SCFB Director of Leadership Development by email Jessica Cabrera.