Growing through action. Leading with service. Filling a demand.

Fueled by passion and hunger for knowledge and leadership. Young farmers and ranchers are cultivating the future. And Texas Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer & Rancher program strengthens your impact.

Contests Overview

Highlight individual achievements. Discuss complex agricultural issues. Share your Texas agriculture story. And be rewarded.

Because actively contributing and growing in agriculture and Texas Farm Bureau has its benefits. Like cash prizes. Tools you can use. And recognition for a job well done.

Find out more about the contests and the YF&R program in this brochure.

Contests proudly sponsored by
Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher Contest Rules and Awards
Excellence in Agriculture Award Program Rules and Awards
Discussion Meet Program Rules and Procedures
Online Contest Entry Application Instructions
Online YF&R Contest Applications

Leadership Conference

Speakers. Tours. Networking. Get it all and more at this year’s Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Conference.

The event is set for Jan. 26-28 at the Texas Farm Bureau Conference and Training Center.

Register by Jan. 10 at

Click here for a tentative agenda.


Texas Farm Bureau's Leadership Conference

Fall Tour

Take the path less traveled. And learn about the diversity of Texas agriculture. It’s a little education. And a whole lot of fun!

For more information, contact Whit Weems at 254-399-5030.

Advisory Committee

Have a question about agriculture? Want to get more involved? Meet other young farmers and ranchers in your area and across the state?

Connect with one of 13 members of the Young Farmer & Rancher Advisory Committee. They can offer direction, provide information and share their experiences.

Grow. Learn. And aspire. With other young farmers and ranchers. Cultivate a strong legacy of Texas agriculture. One that starts with you. Today.

Message from the chairman

“Agriculture is more than crops in the field and livestock in the pasture. It’s the families of the land and agricultural businesses. It’s the relationships cultivated along the way—building a strong foundation for a prosperous tomorrow. Young farmers and ranchers are doing that every day. We’re the future, and together, we’re growing Texas.”
—Colt Christian

Take advantage of a bright agricultural future. Learn to better yourself and your business. And inspire other young farmers and ranchers. To be innovative, resourceful and engaged.

You—young farmers and ranchers ages 18 to 35—are driving the future trends of agriculture. Get involved. And leave your mark on Texas agriculture.