Young Farmer Contests

*Applicants are eligible to compete in only one contest per year*

Outstanding Young Farm Family

Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation annually conducts an Outstanding Young Farm Family Contest.  County Farm Bureaus are encouraged to promote this activity among young farmers, recognizing them both in their chosen occupation and for leadership achievements. The ideal candidate(s) for this award is an individual, or couple, involved in production agriculture with most of their income subject to normal production risks associated with farming.

Counties will not be limited in the number of applicants that they enter in this contest. If we receive more than one application from a county, the judges will choose a county winner. Each county OYFF winner will then be eligible for the district and state competition. Applicants for the Outstanding Young Farm Family contest may not apply for the KFB Farmer of the Year program in the same year.

Discussion Meet

Kentucky Farm Bureau's Discussion Meet is a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues.  The competition tests entrants on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to respond in a panel setting to differing points of view.

The Discussion Meet final round will held at the Kentucky Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting.

Excellence In Agriculture

The Excellence in Ag Literacy contest is designed as an opportunity for those who are involved in agriculture but have other full-time occupations. Contestants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e. civic, service, and community). Applicants should have an interest in farming, agriculture education, extension, or the agriculture industry.