The Achievement Award recognizes Young Farmers who have excelled in their farm or ranch and have honed their leadership abilities to superiority. Participants are involved in production agriculture with a majority of their income subject to normal production risks. Judges evaluate competitor’s excellence in management, growth and scope of their enterprise and self-initiative that have been displayed throughout the farm or ranch.
Click here to apply for the Maryland Farm Bureau Achievement Award. The winner will receive an expense-paid trip to Nashville, TN in January to compete at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention.
Excellence in Agriculture Award
The Excellence in Agriculture Award spotlights young Farm Bureau members who are agricultural enthusiasts but have not earned a majority of their income from an owned production agriculture enterprise in the past three years. Competitors are evaluated on their understanding of agricultural issues, leadership experiences and achievement, and their ability to communicate their agricultural story.
Click here to apply for the Maryland Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award. The winner will receive an expense-paid trip to Nashville, TN in January to compete at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention.
The Discussion Meet competitive event simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. Participants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems.
Here are the 2019 Discussion Meet Questions! Click here to fill out an entry form!