Youth Leadership Conference

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

Texas Farm Bureau is committed to the development of youth and youth leadership. That’s why we invest in our youth.

Texas Farm Bureau devotes a large amount of resources towards youth programs and scholarships. Annually we award over $200,000 in scholarships in a variety of packages designed to meet different student needs. This includes various youth leadership organizations and students participating in our Free Enterprise Speech Contest.

The 2020 application period has closed. Winners will be announced in May.

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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 weeklong conference, we encourage you take an honest look at your ideas, attributes and abilities. And applaud and inspire you along the way.

This year’s conference will be a virtual experience! Online learning modules will be available from June 1-30. 

Click here for more information about the conference.

There will be no fee for the 2020 virtual event.

Register by May 30. Click here to sign up through the MyTFB membership portal.

Students who complete this virtual experience will have taken the first qualifying step for the Free Enterprise Speech Contest and its associated scholarships.

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.

To be eligible for the contest, contestants must have attended the 2019 Texas Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference.

Click here for the contest rules and awards.

Registration has closed for the 2019 Free Enterprise Speech Contest.

Free Enterprise Speech Contest