TFB's Youth Leadership Conference at Tarleton State University
They’re the stars of agriculture’s future. And it’s our goal to offer the opportunity for our youth to be the best of a new generation of farmers and ranchers. That’s why we offer options—for growth, education and leadership—designed to fast track young men and women to a bright new world.

TFB Scholarships

The best and the brightest sometimes need a helping hand. That’s why Texas Farm Bureau invests in our youth.

Texas Farm Bureau devotes large amounts of money and time in developing youth leadership. Annually, we award scholarships totaling almost $80,000—in a variety of different packages designed to meet different student needs, including various youth leadership organizations and students who participate in our Free Enterprise Speech Contest.

Many county Farm Bureaus also offer scholarship opportunities for youth within their county. Annually, more than $100,000 in scholarships is given through county Farm Bureaus.

Meet the 2017 scholarship winners!


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S.M. True Jr. Agriculture Award
Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
YF&R Scholarship
YF&R Scholarship for Enrolled College Students
District Scholarship

Collegiate Discussion Meet

Meet. Discuss. Win!

Brush up on your knowledge of agricultural topics and join other college students from across the state April 8 for Texas Farm Bureau’s Collegiate Discussion Meet.

You’ll build discussion and critical thinking skills. And develop a better understanding of issues facing farmers and ranchers.

And competing has its benefits! The contest winner receives a $1,500 cash prize and an expense-paid trip to represent Texas in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Collegiate Discussion Meet contest in February.

For more information about the contest and to register, click here.


Texas Farm Bureau's Youth Leadership Conference

Youth Leadership Conference

Value-based leadership. Texas youth can expect the best in life by holding themselves to the highest standards.

Through Texas Farm Bureau’s Youth Leadership Conference, we emphasize patriotism, responsibility and leadership—keys to our proud past and a bright future. During the three-day conference, we encourage you take an honest look at your ideas, attributes and abilities. And applaud and inspire you along the way.

The 2017 Youth Leadership Conference is June 12-16 and applications can be found at your local county Farm Bureau. The deadline to sign up is May 1. Click here to learn more about the conference.

Let us help you follow your dreams.

Texas Farm Bureau's Youth Leadership Conference

Free Enterprise Speech Contest

Free enterprise. What does it mean to you? Your answer can be quite rewarding if you are a Texas high school student.

The Free Enterprise Speech Contest is held annually and is open to any young Texas Farm Bureau member who has attended the organization’s Youth Leadership Conference.

Through the competition, students are asked to share what they learned at the conference about constitutional government and the free enterprise system with their friends, family and community.

It’s an opportunity to earn cash for college. Gain valuable communication skills. And hone leadership abilities. The rewards are rich for those willing to work hard.

Here are the rules and awards. And an application to enter the 2017 contest.

Free Enterprise Speech Contest