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Young Farmers & Ranchers

The Young Farmers and Ranchers program is designed to develop young people into the leaders that will someday guide Farm Bureau. Educating young farmers about the purpose and function of Farm Bureau and providing opportunities for them to participate in the program structure of Farm Bureau will prepare them to assume roles of leadership in the organization.


The YF&R program is designed for younger members, ages 18 - 35, who share an interest in improving themselves and agriculture. They are encouraged to use their own knowledge and the information gained about Farm Bureau to help formulate policies and programs that can lead to solutions to their problems.


Each year, the Young Farmer & Rancher Department sponsors the YF&R Achievement Award. County winners compete at the district level and district winners compete at the state level. The state winner represents Mississippi in the American Farm Bureau YF&R Contest.

The YF&R Department also sponsors the YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award each year. This contest is designed to recognize the accomplishments of contestants that derive the majority of their income from efforts other than agriculture but are involved in farming and Farm Bureau.

One of the most interesting and rewarding programs sponsored by the YF&R department in the Discussion Meet where young people get together to discuss issues and problems affecting their way of life.


The Young Farmers and Ranchers program also sponsors scholarships for deserving students.


For more information contact Kirsten Johnson at 601-977-4277

2014 Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee

Term Expires '14
Term Expires '15

Jim and Mallory Sayle
DeSoto

District 1

Kelly & Brooke Davidson
Sunflower

Manuel and Breanna Mata
Calhoun


District 2

Jon Paul & Kindra Whitlock
Tishomingo

Grey and Mandy Windham
Issaquena

District 3

Nic & Kate Robinson
Grenada

Lee and Chelsie Skinner
Noxubee

District 4

Jay & Kim Jayroe
Neshoba

Robert and Meredith Leathers
Attala

District 5

Smith Stoner
Yazoo

R.H. and Dara Stockman
Jasper

District 6

Levi & Shannon Rogers
Covington

Jason Bandy
Jefferson

District 7

Jason & Angela Mallette
Walthall

Michael and Amy Smith
Stone

District 8

Austin Smith
Perry

Young Farmer Achievement Award Winner
Matt and Carrie Edgar
Yazoo

Discussion Meet Winner
Brandi Karisch
Oktibbeha

2013 State Young Farmer and Rancher Officers

Mallory Sayle - Chair

Manuel Mata - 1st Vice Chair

Jason Bandy - 2nd Vice Chair

Dara Stockman - Secretary

 


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