The 35 Under 35 award program recognizes and celebrates the creativity and innovation of young farmers and agriculturists who are preserving agriculture through leadership in environmental, social and economic practices. This is the second year of the program developed by the YFA committee.
Nominees will be judged on criteria in one of five categories.
- Sustainable Environment
- Sustainable Future
- Sustainable Storytelling
- Sustainable Service
- Sustainable Self
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Agriculturists members ages 18-35 are eligible to apply. Finalists and applicants from 2022 may be nominated and reapply in 2023. Top individuals are not eligible to win in the same category more than once but are welcome to apply in other categories. A new video must be submitted to be considered for 2023.
Nomination material will be available through the Wisconsin Farm Bureau website and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Agriculturist Program Facebook Page. Nominations from agriculture leaders and professionals will be accepted.
Finalists and winners will be recognized during the WFBF Annual Meeting and YFA Conference with an exclusive networking reception. Awards will be presented during the Farm Bureau awards program at Annual Meeting.