American Farm Bureau Federation
Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award
Rules for 2019 AFBF Annual Convention Competition
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The Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Excellence in Agriculture Award competition is designed as an opportunity for young farmers and ranchers to earn recognition, while actively contributing and growing though their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture. Participants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, and participation / involvement in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e., civic, service and community). The ideal candidate(s) for the Excellence in Agriculture Award is an individual or couple who does not have the majority of his/her net income subject to normal production risk. It is recommended that the state Farm Bureaus provide, as part of the state recognition and award, an expenses-paid trip to the upcoming AFBF Annual Convention. 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 Excellence in Agriculture 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.
Rules for 2019 AFBF Annual Convention Competition (Cont'd)
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 their agricultural operation or involvement. All pictures and presentations become the property of AFBF.
All applications will be judged prior to the AFBF Annual Convention. Applicants will present to a different set of judges at the Annual Convention.
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 employment verification 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 your Employment Verification at a later date or should you want to revise before the deadline.
Please provide one of the following for verification purposes - upload to the application site:
Excellence in Agriculture presentations will be at NC Farm Bureau on Wednesday, August 7, between 1:00 - 5:00 pm and on Thursday, August 8, between 8:00 - 11:00 am.
Please select your preferred date / time below.
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 Excellence in Agriculture competition