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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

2015 Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee

Term Expires '15
Term Expires '16

Kelly & Brooke Davidson
Sunflower

Region 1

Chad and Edna Swindoll
Tallahatchie

Jon Paul & Kindra Whitlock
Tishomingo


Region 2

Scott and Crystal Graves
Tippah

Nic & Kate Robinson
Grenada

Region 3

David and Rebekkah Arant
Leflore

Jay & Kim Jayroe
Neshoba

Region 4

Will and Kelly Skinner
Noxubee

Smith Stoner
Yazoo

Region 5

Parker and Anna Carol Evans
Madison

Levi & Shannon Rogers
Covington

Region 6

Blake and Erin Rogers
Covington

Jason & Angela Mallette
Walthall

Region 7

Adam and Laurie Steele
Pike

Austin Smith
Perry

Region 8

 

Young Farmer Achievement Award Winner
Jeremy and Beth Graham
Pontotoc

Discussion Meet Winner
Gaea Hock
Oktibbeha

Young Farmer Excellence in Ag
Award Winner

Marie Rogers
Itawamba

   
2015 State Young Farmer and Rancher Officers

Kelly Davidson - Chair

Smith Stoner - 1st Vice Chair

Shannon Rogers - 2nd Vice Chair

Brook Davidson - Secretary

 


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