All competitive events help cultivate the up and coming grassroots of the Farm Bureau family. Business experience, leadership qualities and passion for farming help our organization prosper on the local, state, and national level. The future of agriculture depends on the investment of our youth within the farming community.
New this year – YF&R competitions will be the Monday before Annual Meeting. Join us November 14th in Wenatchee for all competitive events. If you are interested in competing, contact YF&R State Coordinator, Caleb Gwerder, 360-357-9975 x138. Entries for competitions are due October 28, 2022.
Discussion Meet & Collegiate Discussion Meet:
The competitive event simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. Participants are evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. The contest builds basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues, and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems.
Designed to recognize those young farmers and ranchers who excel in their farming/ranching operations and are building their leadership abilities to superiority.
Excellence in Agriculture:
Designed as an opportunity for young farmers and ranchers who derive the majority of the income from off-farm sources, but have grown their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture to have a significant impact on the industry. Participants are judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e., civic, service, and community).