Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award
The Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award
recognizes young farmers and ranchers who actively contribute and grow
through their involvement in agriculture and Farm Bureau. The award is
designed for an individual or couple who do not have the majority of
their income subject to normal production risk. Competitors are judged
on a combination of their:
- Involvement in agriculture.
- Leadership ability.
- Participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e., civic, service and community).
ENTRY DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 8, 2013
Excellence in Agriculture Award Application and Entry FormExcellence in Agriculture Award Application and Entry Form
Applicants for the Excellence in Agriculture Award competition must meet the following criteria:
- Must not derive the majority of their income from an owned agricultural operation for the past three years.
- Must be a member in good standing with their county Farm Bureau.
- May be an individual or a married couple (husband and wife).
- Must be a Farm Bureau member between the ages of 18 and 35.
The individual or spouse will not have reached their 36th birthday by
January 31st of the year following the Arkansas State Farm Bureau
Convention at which the competitive event is held. If the spouse is
over 35 years of age, the applicant must apply as an individual.
- Past and present members of the American Farm Bureau Young
Farmers and Ranchers Committee or their spouses are not eligible to
- Previous Arkansas Excellence in Agriculture Award winners,
and/or winners of the American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture
Award are not eligible to compete.
- County, state and national Farm Bureau employees and employees of affiliate companies are not eligible.
- Applicants may compete in only one state or national event per year.
The winner of the Arkansas Excellence in Agriculture Award receives:
- John Deere lawnmower, sponsored by John Deere.
- John Deere Gator, sponsored by Farm Credit and Farm Bureau Insurance.
- Trip to the American Farm Bureau Convention to compete in the national contest.