The Young Farmer of the Year, or Achievement Award program, rewards farmers for their commitment to excellence in the agriculture industry and their efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and leadership in civic organizations. The program will be conducted again this year at the Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers Summer Conference on July 17-18, 2020.
Each county contestant will receive a $200 cash award from TFBF provided the entire ten-page state application is completed, and all county contestants must attend the Friday and Saturday night banquets at the conference to receive any county, district or state awards.
The top two from each district will be announced on Friday night and each will receive $300 cash from TFBF. There will be a ten-minute interview for each of these finalists on Saturday morning for clarification of total application. Each district winner will receive up to $1,000 of Farm Bureau services of their choice provided by the Tennessee Farm Bureau, Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies, Farm Bureau Health Plans, Farmers Services and Tennessee Livestock Producers (ex: auto, farm, home, life or health insurance, farm business analysis or livestock marketing services). Winners must meet all application and normal underwriting requirements.
The state winner will receive a years’ use up to 150 hours of a Case IH Tractor, $1,000 from TFBF, RTV loaded to keep, $1,000 in qualified Farm Bureau Services and insurance on the Case IH Tractor for one-year provided by Tennessee Farmers Insurance. The state winner and their spouse will also receive trips to the American Farm Bureau’s Annual Convention to compete with other state winners for national awards, AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference and all Tennessee YF&R conferences.
The second place winner and their spouse will receive up to 250 hours free use of a Kubota Tractor, $1,000 in qualified Farm Bureau services, $1,000 cash from TFBF, trips to the American Farm Bureau’s Annual Convention, AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference and all Tennessee YF&R conferences.
The national winner will receive a brand new truck to keep and paid registration to the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference. The national runner-up will receive a CASE IH Farmall Tractor to keep and cash awards. ((In the event that the prizes/awards as agreed to be supplied by our sponsors are unavailable, AFBF reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value in its sole discretion).
Achievement Award Documents
- General Information
- 2020 Achievement Award Announcement
- Entry Form & Application
- The form/application is in a PDF document and must be typed from the online version, printed off, signed by the County Farm Bureau president and postmarked no later than May 15, 2020.
- Once application is received and county winners are chosen, TFBF communications staff will be in touch to schedule farm visits for pictures and videos not a part of the judging process.