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GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers announce 2021 competitive events

Georgia Farm Bureau is now accepting entries for its Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award, Excellence in Agriculture Award and Discussion Meet. The deadline to enter these contests is June 1. All applications and registration forms must be submitted online at www.gfb.ag/yfrcompete.  

The winners of all three competitive events will be announced during the YF&R Summer Leadership Conference, scheduled for July 14-17 on Jekyll Island. GFB will continue to follow the most up-to-date CDC guidelines for these in-person competitions, and if necessary, they are subject to convert to virtual events.

The YF&R Achievement Award is for an individual or couple involved in production agriculture with a majority of his/her net income subject to normal production risks. After the deadline, ten district winners and three state finalists will be determined. The state finalists will be contacted by June 11 for an on-farm interview the week of June 21. The state winner will be announced during the YF&R Summer Leadership Conference, July 14-17.

The YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award is given to an individual or couple who does not have the majority of his/her income subject to normal production risks. After the deadline, ten district winners and three state finalists will be determined. The state finalists will be contacted by June 11 in order to prepare for the presentation. Presentations will be in person during YF&R Summer Leadership Conference, July 14-17, and the state winner will be announced during the conference.

 The YF&R Discussion Meet is open to any GFB YF&R member. The discussion meet will be in-person at the YF&R Summer Leadership Conference, July 14-17. The event includes two preliminary rounds, the sweet sixteen round, and a final four round, which will determine the state winner.

GFB will announce more details about the YF&R Summer Leadership Conference when they are finalized.

If you have any questions regarding the award applications or registration form, please contact your GFB District Federation Manager. For help submitting the application/registration form online, contact Haley Darby (hadarby@gfb.org).