Dustin & Amanda Fairley - 2016 Excellence in Agriculture Award Winner
John Temme - 2016 Discussion Meet Winner
Malinda Villwok - 2016 Achievement Award Winner
Dedication, hard work, and determination - it isn’t an easy task but young farmers and ranchers are taking on the challenge ahead: producing enough food for a growing population. Farm Bureau wants to recognize those accomplishments and reward you for your dedication to agriculture and personal growth.
Nebraska Farm Bureau gives three awards annually to exceptional Young Farmers & Ranchers. Nebraska Award winners receive $500 and an expense paid trip to the national YF&R competition at the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.
National award winners will be eligible for thousands in additional prizes and money.
Applications are due August 1.
You don’t just work, you work hard. Nebraska Farm Bureau wants to reward that hard work and recognize your success in agriculture. The YF&R Achievement Award is your opportunity share your accomplishments in production agriculture and leadership achievement. The ideal candidate(s) for the Achievement Award is an individual or couple involved in production agriculture with a majority of his/her income subject to normal production risks. Farm Bureau knows it isn’t just the farmers and ranchers who are protecting the future of agriculture. Everyone, from ag instructors to seed salesmen, are helping keep agriculture alive and well. The YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award is your opportunity to be recognized for actively contributing to the agriculture industry and growing through your involvement in Farm Bureau. The ideal candidate(s) for the Excellence in Agriculture Award is an individual or couple who do not receive a majority of their income from production agriculture. You might not have all the answers, but discussing current agriculture issues with other young farmers & ranchers could find the solution. Your role is simple – tell everyone what you want to accomplish, engage in a 25-30 minute discussion by asking questions and providing ideas, and finally summarizing the discussion and solution the group has reached. Members who typically do well in this competition are up to date on current Farm Bureau policy and issues and are able to clearly articulate their points, and bring the group to a consensus.