Imperial County YF&R Officers

Chairperson - Paul Leimgruber
1st Vice President - Ben Abatti III
2nd Vice President - Braden Abatti
Secretary - Shelby Trimm
Treasurer - Joe Claverie
Philanthropy Chair - Zane Nelson
Social Media Chair - Taylar Dill

Events Chair - Robeir Verhofstadt

Who are Young Farmers & Ranchers?

Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers are active agriculturalists between the ages of 18 and 35 who are involved in production, banking, business, and lots of other areas of the ag industry. Young Farmers and Ranchers develop leadership skills while volunteering time as active, vital members of the county Farm Bureaus.

As a member of Young Farmers and Ranchers, your voice will join those of your peers to speak out for agriculture. As you develop your skills and knowledge, your efforts will help Farm Bureau to effectively represent all farmers and ranchers.

Our local YF&R chapter participates in numerous activities throughout the year, including social and educational activities (see the events list along the right side of this page).


Legislative Awareness
California agriculture is the most diverse in the world, and as a result, public policy issues affecting our agriculture can be very complex. Farm Bureau needs young leaders like you to be involved in the legislative process. Young Farmers and Ranchers offer programs that give you that opportunity.


Social Activities
One aspect common to all Young Farmers and Ranchers activities is the opportunity to meet people. Whether you are participating on the county, state, or national level, there are others who share the same challenges and successes that you do. Social activities are where YF&Rs have fun and network at the same time!

Upcoming Events

For more information on upcoming events please click the button provided below titled "Calendar" or contact the Farm Bureau at 760-352-3831. 

How Do I Become Involved?
To find out more about Imperial County's Young Farmers & Ranchers chapter, please contact the Farm Bureau at 760-352-3831, email them at, visit the information page on by clicking the button below titled "Young Farmers  & Ranchers on CFBF" or connect with them on Facebook by clicking the button below titled "YF&R Facebook".