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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Collegiate Discussion Meet

The Tennessee Farm Bureau has sponsored the Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet for several years. The 2013 Collegiate Discussion Meet topic list is enclosed.

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Young Farmer Achievement Award Program

The 45th 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 18-19, 2014.


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Environmental Stewardship Award

The Environmental Stewardship Award was started in 1998 for all Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers. All county nominations are due in the county extension offices by June 2, 2014.  This program is jointly sponsored with the Tennessee Farm Bureau and the University of Tennessee Extension Service.  The contest is open to all young farmers who are YF&R members and Farm Bureau members.

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John Willis and Abe Hatcher Memorial Scholarships

The John Willis Family, Abe Hatcher Family and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers are announcing the 12th Annual John Willis Memorial Scholarship and the 2nd Annual Abe Hatcher Agriculture Memorial & Abe Hatcher Music Memorial Scholarships to a College Sophomore, Junior or Senior.  Five John Willis scholarships and two Abe Hatcher scholarships will be awarded this year on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Tennessee Young Farmers Conference Banquet.

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