Michigan Farm Bureau is proud to recognize up-and-coming leaders in the Farm Bureau organization and Michigan's agriculture industry.
Our Young Farmer Award program honors deserving individuals in the following categories and rewards winners with top-notch prizes from generous and loyal program sponsors.
Unsure of which award category fits your experience and expertise? Check out this simple diagram for assistance!The 2017 award applicants have been judged and finalists were announced in February at the Young Farmer Leaders Conference.
The Young Agriculture Leader Award recognizes young farmers for outstanding leadership roles in Farm Bureau, agriculture and the local community.
Contestants are judged on their ability to actively serve in leadership roles while managing a successful farm business.
The Young Farmer Achievement Award recognizes young, full-time farmers for outstanding achievement in the business of farming and leadership in the agricultural community.
Applicants are judged on their farm management ability and involvement in Farm Bureau and other organizations.
The Young Agriculture Employee Award recognizes farm employees and agriculture professionals for their contributions to the success and long-term profitability of their workplace.
Nominees are also judged on their leadership involvement in Farm Bureau, agriculture and the local community.
The Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes young farmers who do not derive the majority of their income from a personally-owned agricultural operation, but who actively contribute to and grow through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture.