Young Farmers & Ranchers

The Young Farmers & Ranchers program promotes leadership skills for farmers ages 18-35. Members share a common bond for the  agricultural lifestyle, are interested in leadership development, and are dedicated to solving problems facing agriculture. YF&R also provides social activities and competitions that recognize young leaders in agriculture.

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FB Beliefs

The TFBF YF&R County Achievement winners recite Farm Bureau Beliefs as stated in the AFBF Policy book.

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2015 YF&R Fall Tour

There is no better way to see Tennessee agriculture and YF&R friends than at the 22nd Fall Agriculture Tour. This year, the focus is on East Tennessee Agriculture with tours including hydroponics, energy, cheese, muscadines, agritourism, country hams and more. Our Saturday evening awards dinner will be held at Sweetwater Valley Farm and will be a great time for all. Click here to view a tentative agenda.

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Excellence in Agriculture Competition Info and Application

The 14th Annual Tennessee Young Farmer & Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award Program will be conducted this year by the Tennessee Farm Bureau and the Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers on Friday, September 25, 2015. All young farmers are invited to attend the Young Farmers Fall Agriculture Tour at the Holiday Inn of Lenior City, Tennessee on September 25-26, 2015. The Application-Entry Form, which includes the rules and guidelines for the program is available here. All applications must be in the Special Programs Division or postmarked by Tuesday, September 1st

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YF&R Summer Conference

The Young Farmers Conference serves to identify Young Farmers and encourage involvement in Farm Bureau. Highlights of the conference include women’s self-defense class, local ag tour, safety demonstrations, the selection of the Farm Bureau Young Farmer of the Year Achievement winner, Environmental Stewardship winner, and the state Collegiate Discussion Meet. The Friday evening program will include a video presentation of the farming operation of all participants in the achievement contest. View schedule.

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Young Farmer Achievement Award

This is the 46th year this program has been offered by the Tennessee Farm Bureau in cooperation with the Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers and the American Farm Bureau. County winners will be recognized and presented a certificate on Friday night, July 24.  The top two young farmers from each district will be announced at the Young Farmers Conference on Saturday morning, July 25. There will be a ten-minute interview for each of the ten finalists on Saturday morning, July 25.  The District & State Winners will be announced at the Young Farmers Conference in Columbia, Tennessee on Saturday night, July 25, 2015.

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