The Michigan Farm Bureau Young Farmer program develops new Farm Bureau and agricultural leaders and provides these members with an understanding of the organization’s philosophy and goals. The program identifies and serves the needs of young farmers, ages 18-35, to assist them in their personal and professional lives. The Michigan Farm Bureau State Young Farmer Committee consists of 16 volunteer members, one from each of Farm Bureau's 12 districts and four members-at-large.
The Young Farmer program features:
Recognizing up-and-coming leaders in the ag community is critical to the future. The Young Farmer Awards program honors deserving individuals in the categories of Young Farmer Achievement, Young Agriculture Leader, Excellence in Agriculture and Young Agriculture Employee.
Typically held in February, this event centers on young farmers’ professional and personal growth. The agenda typically features speakers and presenters who address issues relevant to young farmers including leadership training, management skills and business/family relationships.
One of the most popular Young Farmer programs, Discussion Meets are an opportunity to flex your public speaking, problem-solving and conversational muscles while discussing some of the most pressing issues facing agriculture.
In addition to Michigan Farm Bureau's social media networks, stay connected to Young Farmers.