Friday, May 27, 2016

Young Farmers & Ranchers Award Applications Are Available!

The New York Farm Bureau State Young Farmers & Ranchers Program is excited to announce the 2016 Young Farmers & Ranchers Awards: Achievement and Excellence in Agriculture.  These competitive events allow young farmers to be recognized for their involvement, achievement & leadership in agriculture, Farm Bureau, and their community as well as their understanding of agricultural issues.
Young Farmers applying for the Achievement Award or the Excellence in Agriculture Award must submit their applications to NYFB by August 15, 2016.  These contests are for farmers who are 18-35 years old as of 1/31/17.  For eligibility requirements and applications visit the Young Farmers & Ranchers page on the New York Farm Bureau website or contact NYFB at 1-800-342-4143

The NYFB state winner of each of these competitive events receive a cash prize and trip to the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention held in Phoenix, AZ in January 2017. In addition to these prizes, the winner of the Achievement Awards wins use of a Kubota Tractor/Compact Track Loader/Skid Steer Loader and the Excellence in Agriculture Award winner receives a STIHL MS251 18” Chainsaw, Chainsaw Carrycase, Chaps, Hearing Protector & Protective Glasses (see contest information sheets and applications on NYFB website for more details).

Young Farmers be sure to submit your award applications NOW!

If you would like to nominate a young farmer to receive an application to apply for one of these awards, please contact NYFB at 1-800-342-4143 by July 1 so that the pertinent application and information can be sent to the young farmer.