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.

Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships

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If you or an immediate family member, or legal guardian are members of Texas Farm Bureau you may be eligible to receive the Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship from Texas State Technical College.

Virtual Leadership Conference

The Texas Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference will be held virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Virtual Leadership Conference will still emphasize patriotism, responsibility, free enterprise and leadership—keys to our proud past and a bright future.

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.

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 Texas Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference.

Free Enterprise Speech Contest

Clover Cash Program

Texas Farm Bureau’s Clover Cash Grant Program was created to support Texas 4-H programs at the county, district and state levels. These programs should strive to help students understand the importance of advocating for agriculture.

AgriLife Extension Agents or Adult Leaders of any county, district or state level 4-H program are eligible to apply.

Project Application Guidelines

  • Projects should be based on an agricultural concept. Preference will be given to those projects that are hands-on agricultural learning activities.
  • Students must be directly engaged in the educational component.
  • A timeline of the project and a list of all community partners must be listed on the application.
  • The application must contain a detailed budget with estimated expenses.
  • Applications will be accepted from County Extension Agents or Adult Leaders.
  • Grant checks will be made payable to an organization, not an individual.

Click here for grant amounts available. 

Fund Disbursement and Project Reporting
Successful applicants will receive their funds once winners are announced on Aug. 14. Grant recipients will be required to submit a final report electronically by Dec. 1.

Click here to apply. Applications must be submitted by midnight on July 17.

For more information, contact Mia Balko or call 254.399.5037.