Michigan Farm Bureau Young Farmers — members between the ages of 18 and 35 — are encouraged and welcome to attend county, district, state and national Farm Bureau events throughout the year. A few events, however, cater to the Young Farmer crowd.
State and national events designed exclusively for Young Farmers are highlighted here.
Remember, many county Farm Bureaus hold local Young Farmer events — as do some Farm Bureau districts. For the complete outlook, we recommend that you log in to our Website if you haven't already and view our events calendar. You'll find a log in link on the events calendar page.
Typically held in February, the state Young Farmer Leaders' Conference centers on young farmers' professional and personal growth.
The agenda generally features guest speakers and workshop presenters who address issues relevant to young farmers, including leadership training, management skills, and business/family relationships.
The third annual statewide Young Farmer Trap Shoot kicks off with a “bang” on June 23! The shoot gives young farmers the chance to learn about wildlife conservation efforts, meet other young leaders from across the state and help raise money for local food banks. There will be plenty of prizes, food and fun to go around!
The national Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation brings together young farmers from across the nation.
The annual event focuses on leadership and personal development for young farmers, while also offering awards and recognition, networking opportunities, and Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet competitions.