Barbara lives in Applegate on the Elmore Family Ranch Century Farm where she grew up. She is proudly married to Robert, a farmer and has 3 grown children.
She has been a 4-H Leader since 1976. Barbara has also been a member of the Applegate Valley Historical Society since 1990 and became Secretary/ Treasurer in 1996.
Barbara was elected to the Jackson SWCD Board in 1993. She has served as Vice Chair and Chair. She holds the position of Secretary of the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts and has enjoyed traveling around the state to see the many different projects that other SWCDs are doing or have done.
Barbara believes we all are in some way ‘conservationists’ and that there are a lot of good things that people do on a daily basis that go unnoticed. Many people who have grown up out in the country take for granted the beauty of their surroundings. She says, “It is important that we help preserve the beauty of our natural resources for future generations.”