In a statement outlining plans for a future building improvement, Brian Sewell, president of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, outlined some of the tenets and goals for the IFP chief, David Sparks, Idaho AG today. Speaker2: Idaho is a great state to be involved in agriculture, but the landscape is changing. More groups are coming to Boise to push their interests that aren't always in the best interests of farmers and ranchers. Agricultural organizations, commissions and entities of all kinds are in high gear to be in the conversation with these groups, lawmakers and the general public. A very bright spot is that agriculture groups in Idaho have a desire to work together to protect farmers and ranchers, even if they disagree on an issue from time to time. Moving forward, the need for these collaborations will be instrumental to advance the cause of agriculture. We want to have the right agriculture, people in the right places, at the right times, with the right people having the right conversations. If we don't, someone else will. The creation of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation in 1939 was to have a voice in Boise and pull people together. Since that time, we have evolved as an organization. We have advanced as a working partner with our friends in other agricultural groups. We believe that every ag organization has people with answers for the future of farming.