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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2016 Environmental Stewardship 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. The county extension offices will mail the applications to Dr. Shawn Hawkins at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville Extension Service by June 15.

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2016 Young Farmer of the Year Awards Program

The 47th 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 22-23, 2016. All applications must be typed from the online version, printed off and signed by the county Farm Bureau President; and must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2016.

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The John Willis Memorial Young Farmer Scholarship

The John Willis Family and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers are announcing the 14th Annual John Willis Memorial Scholarship to a College Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Five scholarships will be awarded this year on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Tennessee Young Farmers Conference Banquet. Each scholarship is for $1,000 for the year 2016-2017 which will begin this September.

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The Abe Hatcher Agriculture & Music Memorial Young Farmer Scholarships

The Abe Hatcher Family and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers are announcing the 4th Annual Abe Hatcher Agriculture Memorial & Abe Hatcher Music Memorial Scholarships to a College Sophomore, Junior or Senior.

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