Young Farmers & Ranchers

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) program includes both men and women between the ages of 18-35. The objective of the Young Farmers & Ranchers program is to surface and engage new and current young members by providing leadership, educational and networking opportunities to enhance involvement within the Farm Bureau organization.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Strive to Invite

As I look back and reflect on the last year it has been a busy one for members of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. Whether it has been helping at Farmfest or State Fair, attending conferences or doing our part for membership, I am proud to say that our committee has been very active and have accomplished a lot.

MFBF YF&R Programs

The State YF&R Committee is made up of one person/couple from each district. Applications are due September 1 each year.

MFBF LEAP ConferenceIn conjunction with the State Promotion & Education Committee, the YF&R Committee hosts a leadership conference in January or February each year. 

Leadership Development ContestsYoung Farmers & Ranchers have the opportunity to participate in three different contests: Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture.

Young Farmers & Ranchers across the state host Discussion Meet contests for FFA and collegiate students. See the Student Contests page for prize information.
The MFBF YF&R Committee conducts collegiate outreach with six different colleges across the state. Contact your committee representative to participate.

AFBF Fusion ConferenceThe AFBF Fusion Conference is held in March throughout the country for Young Farmers & Ranchers from all 50 states and Puerto Rico. This conference is also the host to the national Collegiate Discussion Meet.