Farm Bureau is an outstanding membership organization for people interested in Agriculture and Food Safety in the United States, and we are happy to extend that membership to students in their college years. Collegiate Farm Bureau allows students at New Mexico State University to maintain a strong connection and commitment to the agricultural industry while they are away from the family farm or ranch working on their degree. The program is designed such that members get more exposure to the structure and workings of Farm Bureau, the State Legislature, and agriculture so that they can become the future leaders in our industry. Some Collegiate Farm Bureau activities include socials at the University, attending some state meetings and legislative events as well as different fundraising activities.
Another element of Collegiate Farm Bureau is stimulating competition through a Discussion Meet. The agricultural industry constantly faces new obstacles, opportunities, and frontiers that make dealing with change and problem solving skills essential to the survival of the family farm or ranch. Farm Bureau developed Discussion Meets, which are around 45 minutes in length and consist of four people, to orient Collegiate Members and Young Farmers & Ranchers with current dilemmas that agriculture faces and encourages them to discuss amongst a group to better understand the problem and come up with a workable solution.