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.
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.
More Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers
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 tentative schedule.
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.
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.