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Young Farmers & Ranchers

Learn how to get involved with the Young Farmers & Ranchers program, which promotes ag leadership skills for farmers ages 18-35.

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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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...

Young Farmer of the Year

The Young Farmer of the Year, or Achievement Award program, rewards farmers for their commitment to excellence in the agriculture industry and their efficiency...

Environmental Stewardship

This award recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship efforts by young farmers while increasing public awareness of the agricultural community’s commitment to environmental stewardship. The award...

Excellence in Agriculture

The Excellence in Agriculture Award Program is designed as an opportunity for Young Farmers & Ranchers, while actively contributing and growing through their involvement...

Discussion Meet

The Discussion Meet is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic.

Outstanding Young Woman

The Outstanding Young Woman contest will be held during the State Convention in Franklin at the Embassy Suites in December. Contestants will be judged on application and interview, Farm Bureau/YF&R activities, presentation and community involvement.

YouTell Ag Video Contest

The YouTell Ag Videography Contest is designed to provide participants the opportunity to enlighten other producers and the general public on methods of production...

AFBF Awards Sponsorship Information

AFBF YF&R Achievement Award, Discussion Meet & Excellence in Agriculture WINNER* (First Place) receives: A new Ford truck or vehicle (approximate retail value of $35,000) ...