General Information

Membership:
Rural young people in Tennessee of the age group approximately 18 to 35 years. 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.


 

Objectives:

  • To promote leadership and training; to further the interest of Farm and Rural Young People of Tennessee.
  • To coordinate the work of county and district Young Farmer and Rancher Organizations to the end that they may more effectively and efficiently serve the needs of young people of the state.
  • To strive to bring to Farm and Rural Youth Organizations, as far as practical and desirable, a greater uniformity of objectives, a common sincerity of purpose, and a definite unity of thought; to extend to all eligible young people in the state programs; to develop in this group a keen sense of pride in a program of service, based on high ideals, to the Farm and Rural Communities, the county, state, and nation.

Purpose:

    • To promote leadership and training
    • To further the interest of rural young people of Tennessee
    • To coordinate the work of county and district rural youth organizations to the end that they may more effectively and efficiently serve the needs of rural youth of the state
    • To strive to bring to rural youth organizations, as far as practical and desirable, a greater uniformity of objectives, a common sincerity of purpose and a definite unity of thought
    • To extend to all eligible youth in the state the benefits and advantages of rural youth programs
    • To develop in rural youth a keen sense of pride in a program of service, based upon high ideals to the rural communities, the county, state and nation