Young Farmers and Ranchers

Young Farmers & Ranchers are agricultural producers and enthusiasts 18-35 years old who are…

Growing Through Action

  • Acquiring cutting edge information through participation in educational conferences
  • Building a network with fellow farmers and agricultural enthusiasts
  • Earning recognition for their achievements in business excellence and leadership success
  • Continuing their professional development and personal growth

Leading Through Service

  • Providing workable solutions for issues affecting agriculture
  • Influencing public policies that affect agriculture now and in the future
  • Stepping up and telling the story of agriculture
  • Serving their communities by volunteering and making a difference

The NYFB Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF& R) Program has identified two basic needs of young farmers: Leadership and Social. There are three groups of young farmers that participate in programs & activities: Young Farmers – Single/non-parents, Young Farmers with Families and youth (FFA/4-H/Collegiate Students). The NYFB YF&R Program works with these identified young farmer needs and target groups to develop future programs and activities.

To assist county Farm Bureau YF&R committees in developing programs, a Young Farmers & Ranchers Program Guide is available.