YF&R Awards

Young Farmers and Ranchers Awards

Achievement Award

The Achievement Award Program recognizes outstanding achievement in farming, the local community, and civic organizations. Participants must be actively engaged in farming or ranching with a majority of income coming from production agriculture. Winners of this award receive thousands of dollars in prizes and cash.

Excellence in Agriculture

The Excellence in Agriculture Award Program is designed for those who may or may not currently own a farming or ranching operation. Participants will be judged on their involvement in agribusiness, leadership roles, civic organizations and Farm Bureau. Winners will receive valuable prizes and cash awards. If farming and ranching is in your blood, this is the award program for you!

Discussion Meet

The Discussion Meet will enhance speaking and communication skills, while promoting solutions to agricultural issues. With others learning from your unique personal perspective, everybody gains when you make the commitment to talk about current agricultural issues. Participants must be actively involved in production agriculture.

2018 NCFB YF&R Discussion Meet Training Calls

Collegiate Discussion Meet

The Collegiate Discussion Meet will enhance speaking and communication skills, while promoting solutions to agricultural issues. Participation in the Collegiate Discussion Meet will also develop leaders for effective problem solving through group discussion. Contestants must be involved in a college of agriculture with at least a minor in agriculture.

2018 NCFB YF&R Discussion Meet Training Calls

NCFB YF&R COMMITTEE AWARD

The purpose of the County YF&R Committee Award is to encourage involvement, promote activities, and raise the visibility of Farm Bureau at the county level. It provides an opportunity for these committees to create a more positive image of agriculture in the community.

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2018 AFBF YF&R Competition Awards

Winners of the Achievement, Excellence and Discussion Meet will represent NCFB at the 2018 AFBF Annual Convention. They will be competeting for:

  • The three winners of the YF&R Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitive events will each have their choice of a 2018 Ford truck and paid registration to the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference in Reno, Nevada on Feb.16-19, 2018. The Achievement Award truck is provided courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance. The Discussion Meet truck is provided courtesy of Farm Bureau Financial Services, and the Excellence in Agriculture truck is provided courtesy of Country Financial.
  • The runners-up (second place) of the YF&R Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitive events will each receive a Case IH Farmall 50A tractor, courtesy of Case IH.
  • Third place finalists of the YF&R Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitive events will receive a Case IH 40" Combination Roll Cabinet & Top Chest and $500 Case IH parts card, courtesy of Case IH and $2,000 of Stanley Black & Decker merchandise (PROTO, Dewalt, Stanley, Lenox & Irwin) courtesy of Stanley Black & Decker.
  • Fourth place finalists of the YF&R Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitive events will receive a Case IH 40" Combination Roll Cabinet & Top Chest and $500 Case IH parts card, courtesy of Case IH.
  • The winners will be determined during AFBF’s 99th Annual Convention on Jan. 5-10, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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