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American Farm Bureau Supports Development of Young Leaders Through Collegiate Farm Bureaus

Mike Tomko

Director, Communications

photo credit: Wales Hunter, Used with Permission

The American Farm Bureau Federation encourages development of young farmer leaders in a variety of ways including through support of Collegiate Farm Bureaus. Recently announced recipients of Collegiate Farm Bureau mini-grants for the fall cycle are:

Colorado State University

North Dakota State University

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

Penn State University

The Ohio State University

University of Arkansas-Monticello

University of Georgia

University of Missouri

Each chapter will receive $500 to aid in chapter recruitment, leadership development, community service outreach, officer development, purchase of educational materials and/or registration costs for conferences. Since the development of the program in fall 2017, AFBF has awarded more than 30 mini-grants through the Collegiate Farm Bureau Mini-Grant Program.

AFBF’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program includes both men and women between the ages of 18 and 35. The objective of the program is to provide leadership in building a more effective Farm Bureau to preserve individual freedoms and expand opportunities in agriculture. The Collegiate Farm Bureau program is part of the YF&R program and works to engage agricultural students from college campuses, introducing them to Farm Bureau.

Press Contact

Mike Tomko
Director, Communications
(202) 406-3642

Bailey Corwine
Media Relations Specialist
(202) 406-3643