Vanessa Trampel of Garner has been named to the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee (AFBF YF&R). Trampel currently serves as chair for Iowa Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer program. 

“My goal in Iowa has been to get more young people involved at the county Farm Bureau level,” says Trampel. “By sharing experiences and learning from each other, we can uncover new opportunities. Through involvement in Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, I’m eager to learn from peers nationwide and create a supportive environment where young farmers feel connected and heard.” 

As a member of the AFBF YF&R, Trampel will provide input to long-term planning, assist with national young farmer events, engage in leadership training and act as a liaison between the national YF&R and state programs. 

Trampel, along with her husband, Kody, and two children, raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa and cattle.  She also holds an off-farm job as an occupational health nurse and volunteers with Ag in the Classroom programs.