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2017-07-06

Volunteers lead the way in Bandera County Farm Bureau

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Bandera County Farm (CFB) is celebrating a milestone-another year sharing the news of Texas agriculture, serving the community and supporting local youth.
"This is our home . We're so proud to have been able to serve Bandera County for 60 years," Barbara Mazurek, Bandera CFB president, said.
Bandera CFB is led and driven by its members, many of whom are farmers and ranchers. But being involved in agriculture is not a requirement for membership.
"Our organization is a nonprofit that's run by a board of volunteers," Barbara said. "They work tirelessly to ensure we're doing what's best for our community -whether that be hosting agricultural workshops, donating to projects at the youth show or reminding members of the benefits that come with being a part of our organization."
The CFB also support s local youth outside the livestock show. "We' re proud to send local students to the prestigious Youth Leadership Conference at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. We also award scholarships to ensure the future of Bandera County is a right as possible," Barbara said.
Bandera CFB also hosts a Food Connection Day event each year to help the community connect the foods they love with the farmer or ranchers who grows or raises it.
The CFB is part of Texas Farm Bureau, the state's largest organization of farm, ranch and rural people.
"Each year, we send someone to Texas Farm Bureau's awards and legislative affairs trip in Austin and Washington, D.C. There, with members from across the state, we tell our legislators what we advocate for our community, agriculture and rural Texas," Barbara said. "It's how we ensure our voice, and the voices of our members, are heard by lawmakers."
Joining Bandera CFB is easy. Simply call 830-796-3077 or visit the office at 1003 13th Street, Bandera, Texas. Dues are $40 per year.
A list of member benefits can be found at: http://bit.ly/ TFBBenefits