The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist (YFA) program is for members between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. The YFA program offers opportunities for leadership and skills development, along with the chance for YFA members to meet and network with their peers. Many of the YFA members who have participated in the program have gone on to become active county, state and national Farm Bureau leaders, as well as respected leaders and partners in their communities.
Members are able to compete in the YFA Contests.
“The YFA program is very unique in that it caters to young professionals in production agriculture AND industry. As the agriculture industry has evolved – so has the YFA program. Everyone with a connection to agriculture, food and their community has a place with this amazing group.”
- Maria McGinnis, District 2 YFA Chair
Top County Farm Bureau YFA Program
This award form recognizes the top county Farm Bureau YFA Programs in the state based on their overall program of work and accomplishments for the period of September 2011 to September 2012. Top county YFA Programs will be announced during the WFBF YFA Conference.
The county YFA Committee is responsible for providing leadership development opportunities, and for carrying out a program of activities that involves the maximum number of YFAs in their county.
Successful county YFA programs have contestants in the YFA Discussion Meet, Excellence in Ag Award, and the Achievement Award contests. They also have large attendance at county, district and state YFA events, as well as other WFBF functions (i.e. Ag Day at the Capitol).
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