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. And recognition for a job well done.

The Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher and Excellence in Agriculture applications are due Aug. 3.

The Discussion Meet applications are due Nov. 2.

Click here to apply for the 2020 YF&R contest applications.

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

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Outstanding YF&R Application Guidelines
Excellence in Agriculture Application Guidelines
Discussion Meet Application Guidelines
Discussion Meet Manual
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YF&R Conference

Speakers. Tours. Networking. Get it all and more at the Young Farmer & Rancher Conference.

Check back early next year for 2021 conference information.

Contact or 254.399.5030 with questions.

Texas Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Conference

Collegiate Discussion Meet

Meet. Discuss. Win! College students from across the state will compete in Texas Farm Bureau’s Collegiate Discussion Meet.

The 2020 Collegiate Discussion Meet has been cancelled. Registration will be refunded by April 1.

Contact or 254.399.5030 with questions.

2019 Collegiate Discussion Meet finalists

Fall Tour

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

We will not be hosting a tour this year. Check back in the spring for information on the 2021 tour.

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Incentive Program

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

And that can happen through the County YF&R Incentive Program. Create a County YF&R Committee. Learn about agriculture and Farm Bureau. And be eligible for the incentive awards.

To be eligible for the prizes, the criteria must be completed between Jan. 1-Oct. 31, 2020.

Click here for program details and an application.

Anderson County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers

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.

Message from the chair

“The Young Farmer & Rancher program surfaces and develops future leaders in Texas agriculture and Texas Farm Bureau. It provides numerous networking opportunities, information and resources to achieve personal and professional growth. Through this program, we can help cultivate a prosperous future.”
—Jesse Wieners

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.