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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Mark Klepper Tractor Presentation

Mark Klepper Tractor Presentation - Tennessee's state winner of the achievement contest is Mark Klepper with his wife Cindy. They received their prize - a year's free use of a Case IH tractor.

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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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Environmental Stewarship Award

The purpose of the Environmental Stewardship Award is to recognize outstanding environmental stewardship efforts of Tennessee young farmers. A second purpose is to increase public awareness of the agricultural community's commitment to environmental stewardship by publicizing winners' accomplishments. The program is also an additional incentive for environmental action.

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John Willis and Abe Hatcher Scholarships

We are pleased to be able to announce three scholarships again this year which will be given at the 2015 YF&R Summer Conference, deadline of June 1. View more information.


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Young Farmer Summer Conference

The 46th Annual Tennessee Young Farmer of the Year Achievement Awards Program will be conducted again this year by the Tennessee Farm Bureau and the Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers on July 24-25, 2015. See articles at the bottom of the page for awards information and applications.

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