Young Farmers & Ranchers

Our program provides learning and leadership opportunities for Missouri's young farm families. Our young farmers compete in several Farm Bureau sponsored contests, and college students are involved through Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapters.
 

YF&R 2019 DISCUSSION MEET QUESTIONS 


YF&R ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CONTEST 
Young farmers and ranchers (age 35 and under) can enter the Achievement Award contest. It is designed to recognize the outstanding farmer and/or rancher based on their efforts in production agriculture and leadership achievement. The ideal candidate(s) for the Achievement Award is an individual or couple involved in production agriculture with a majority of his/her income subject to normal production risks. After receiving the preliminary applications, judges narrow the field down to three entries. Those three prepare a more extensive entry form and a new set of judges choose the winner, along with second and third place. The winner will be recognized at the MFB Annual Meeting in December.

The winner of the state YF&R Achievement Award receives cash awards, which includes $500 from the MFB Foundation for Agriculture and $500 from the Ford Motor Company. The second and third place winners will also receive cash awards and plaques. The state winner moves on to compete in the national contest, at the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, in January.

Microsoft Word Application

All Application are due by the end of business on July 31st. Questions?  Contact Eric Volmer: 573-893-1411 | evolmer@mofb.com

EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE AWARD
This award is designed as an opportunity for young farmers and ranchers, while actively, contributing and growing through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture, to earn recognition. Participants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other civic, service and community organizations.

The state Excellence in Agriculture Award winner receives cash awards, which includes $500 from the MFB Foundation for Agriculture and $500 from the Ford Motor Company. The state winner also receives the free use of a John Deere Gator for one year (courtesy of Sydenstricker). The state winner moves on to compete in the national contest, at the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, in January.

In the event that the minimum requirements for any contest are not met, Missouri Farm Bureau reserves the right to withhold awarding a winner in any of the YF&R contests.

PDF Application | Microsoft Word Application 

All Application are due by the end of business on July 31st. Questions?  Contact Eric Volmer: 573-893-1411 | evolmer@mofb.com

YF&R 2018 DISCUSSION MEET CONTEST 

Click here for more information on the 2018 Discussion Meet Contest!





 

 
Have a question? Let us know.

Eric Volmer
Young Farmers & Ranchers Program

(573) 893-1411 | email Eric Volmer

Shannon Dravenstott
Program Assistant

(573) 893-1412 | email Shannon Dravenstott