American Farm Bureau Federation
Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award
Rules for 2019 AFBF Annual Convention Competition
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The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annually conducts a Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award competition. State Farm Bureaus are encouraged to promote this activity among county Farm Bureaus. Selection of the winning YF&R competitor is based on his/her efforts in production agriculture and leadership achievement. Participation in this program with individual recognition and the resulting publicity will help build the organization. The ideal candidate(s) for the Achievement Award is an individual or couple involved in production agriculture with a majority of his/her net income subject to normal production risks. It is recommended that state Farm Bureaus provide, as part of the state recognition award, an expenses-paid trip to the AFBF Annual Convention held in 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan. 11-16 Appropriate recognition will be given to all national competitors in attendance at the AFBF Annual Convention. The AFBF YF&R Committee and the AFBF Leadership, Education and Engagement Department will coordinate the program at the national level.
Information about the Achievement Award applicant is requested on the entry form. ALL INFORMATION IS HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND IS DESTROYED AFTER JUDGING IS COMPLETED.
Entry Form & Application Guidelines
Note: Disregard of the guidelines will result in disqualification of the application.
State Promotion of National Awards
State Farm Bureaus are required to advertise the national prizes one time during the year through a print advertisement, an article in the state’s publication(s), or on social media. These promotions will qualify the state entries to receive the national prizes, should they be the winner or finalist of one of the national competitions. Promotion must be specific to promoting the AFBF YF&R competitions and must recognize the national sponsors.
PowerPoint Competitor Template
PowerPoint competitor templates that highlight the state entry must be completed using the template provided by AFBF. This template is available from the state YF&R coordinator. It should include the applicant’s bio written in third person and 2-3 pictures of the applicant and his/her agricultural operation or involvement. All pictures and presentations become the property of AFBF.
Pay special attention to the CHARACTER LIMITS on the application.
NC Farm Bureau Application Instructions
Your completed entry form and application should be submitted by MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019.
Upload your Financial Statement by clicking on "Choose File" below.
Once your entry form has been completed SAVE & SUBMIT to save to the system. You will receive a Confirmation Email within 24 hours. An EDIT link is provided in the Confirmation Email so you may attach you Financial Statement (Page 4) at a later date or should you want to revise before the deadline.
On-farm judging for the three (3) finalists will be on Monday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
The winner will be announced at the next NC Farm Bureau Board Meeting.
Email Lori Lawrence or call (919) 788-1003 with questions about the JotForm application
Email DeShon Cromartie or call (919) 306-6312 with questions about Achievement Award competition