MARBLETON – Jeanne Lockwood, president of the Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association, had a strong message to share during the group’s March 6 annual meeting at Marbleton Town Hall.
“The theme to our meeting is our youth, our youth, our youth,” Lockwood told the packed room. The annual meeting usually covers two information-packed afternoons and ends with a prime rib banquet and awards. The agenda was trimmed due to COVID-19 concerns with speakers talking about agriculture and the future in Sublette County, Wyoming and the larger world. Lockwood is president for another year; Clay Olson is vice president, Kim Bright is secretary and Audra Rouge is treasurer.
To make her point, Lockwood invited Haley Clark to talk about the Young Producers Assembly formed by Wyoming Stock Growers Association for younger and beginning ranchers. She also invited Jen Matosky, Sublette County 4-H educator, and several enthusiastic Pinedale Future Farmers of America students who presented speeches and told GRVCA members why agriculture matters.
Other speakers included WSGA’s Jim Magagna about legislation, Joni Pennock about insurance and Dr. Nikki Marincic Weaver about antibiotics.
The traditional banquet and awards are put on hold until Saturday, May 22, when the Green River Valley Cowbelles/ Cattlewomen and the Green River Cattlemen’s Association plan to celebrate with a barbecue and social.