Young Farmer & Rancher Program

WHO: 

Farmers, ranchers, agribusiness professionals and ag-enthusiasts who are SC Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18-35 years old.

 

WHAT: 

In this agricultural leadership development program, participants become a part of an active grassroots network that promotes agricultural interests in South Carolina and seeks to optimize the lives of those involved in agriculture. The three pilars of the SCFB YF&R Program are 1) networking 2) legislative advocacy and 3) community outreach.

 

WHY:

The future of a safe, abundant and affordable domestically produced food supply rests in the hands of young farmers who plan to till the soil, care for livestock, and work in ag-support industries for decades to come. Agribusiness is South Carolina's largest economic sector contributing nearly $42 billion and over 200,000 jobs to the state's economy. SCFB Young Farmers and Ranchers are the lifeblood of this vital industry. With less farmers and less farmland in the United States, it is critical that all involved come together to create a unified voice for agriculture that will propell this industry into the future.

 

HOW: 

LINK UP! Become a member at www.scfb.org/join

TEAM UP! Connect with other YF&R members in your county, district, state and nation. www.scfb.org/YFRconnect

STEP UP! If there is an issues facing agriculture in your community or if you know of ways to promote agriculture locally, you can work with your local YF&R network and County Board to make a difference in your community.

SHOW UP! Actively participate in Farm Bureau, your community, your government and other Ag organizations.

SPEAK UP! SC Farm Bureau Federation is the Voice of Agriculture in South Carolina. In the YF&R Program, you have the opportunity to advocate for agriculture through legislative advocacy, policy development, community involvement and youth & consumer education.

 

For more information about the SC Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Program or to inquire about becoming a sponsor, contact Jessica Cabrera at 803-936-4244 or jcabrera@scfb.org.

Click on the links below to explore the

opportunities that SCFB YF&R has to offer:

 

YF&R Leadership Conference

 

YF&R Contests

 

Harvest for All

 

State YF&R Committee

 

Learn to Farm Mini-Grant for Teachers

 

Annual Golf Tournament

 

High School Discussion Meet