Young Farmer & Rancher Contests

     

2017-18 Achievement Award

- Applications due November 1, 2016 

For individuals or married couples actively engaged in farming and/or ranching, with the majority of his/her/their income coming from production agriculture.  

The 2017-18 Achievement Award acknowledges success in agricultural production and leadership achievement. Competitors are judged on the growth and financial progress of their farm or ranch, as well as their Farm Bureau and community leadership. Finalists must disclose financial information – but it will be kept highly confidential and will be seen only by the judges.

Click here to view the SCFB 2017-18 Achievement Award application  Download

 

AA WINNER

Win a NEW CHEVROLET PICKUP TRUCK & More!

*Select the Chevrolet Pickup Truck of your choice valued at $33,750 or less; or winners can have the $33,750 applied to the price of the vehicle they choose.

In addition to the truck, the winner or winning couple will also receive:

  • An expense-paid trip to the annual AFBF Fusion Conference in Pittsburg, PA on February 10-14, 2017
  • A one night stay at the SCFB Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach on December 1, 2017 to be highlighted as the 2017 winner
  • An expense-paid trip (required) to compete at the American Farm Bureau (AFBF) annual meeting in Nashville TN, Jan 6-9, 2018

 

AA FINALISTS

The top three scoring written applications will be named state finalists and will host a panel of judges with an interview and tour of their farm operation.

Each finalist receives a $1,000 cash prize and a one-night stay at the the SCFB Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC (Friday, December 2, 2016) and at the SCFB YF&R Conference in Charleston, SC (Sat, January 28, 2017).

The following is required of the finalists:

  • Attendance at the SCFB Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC on December 2, 2016 where the finalists will be announced.
  • Attendance at the Awards Program during the SCFB Annual Young Farmer and Rancher Conference January 28, 2017 Charleston, SC for the award announcement. 

 

Achievement Award prizes are sponsored in part by the SC Farm Bureau Federation and Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company.

 

   

2017-18 Excellence in Agriculture Award

- Applications due October 1, 2016 

For individuals or married couples who do not derive the majority of your income from an owned production agriculture operation. This award is great for part-time farmers or agriculturalists. 

The 2017-18 Excellence in Agriculture Award acknowledges members who are agricultural devotees, but do not earn the majority of their income from production agriculture. Competitors are evaluated on their understanding of agricultural issues, leadership experience and achievement. Participants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e. civic, service and community). The SCFB Organization Division will coordinate the program at the state level.

Click here to see the SCFB 2017-18 Excellence in Agriculture Award application Download      

Applications are due to the SCFB state office not later than 5:00 pm, Saturday, October 1, 2016. Please see the form for complete contest rules, judging criteria, and other requirements.

EA WINNER

Win a NEW POLARIS ATV!

The winner or winning couple will receive:

  • A new Polaris Sportsman 570 ATV with front brush guard and a 2500 lb. winch
  • An expense-paid trip to the annual AFBF Fusion Conference in Pittsburg, PA on February 10-14, 2017
  • A one night stay at the SCFB Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach on December 1, 2017 to be highlighted as the 2017 winner
  • An expense-paid trip (required) to compete at the American Farm Bureau (AFBF) annual meeting in Nashville TN, Jan 6-9, 2018

 

EA FINALISTS

Each finalist will each receive $500 and a one-night stay at the the SCFB Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC (Friday, December 2, 2016) and at the SCFB YF&R Conference in Charleston, SC (Sat, January 28, 2017).

The following is required of the finalists:

  • To present an oral presentation using either Power Point or Prezi at the SCFB Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC on December 2, 2016.
  • Attendance at the awards program at the SCFB Annual Young Farmer and Rancher Conference the evening of January 28, 2017, to be recognized as a finalist and for the award announcement. 

 

Excellence in Ag prizes are sponsored in part by the SC Farm Bureau Federation, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, and Polaris.

 

   

2016 Discussion Meet

- Applications due October 1, 2016 

SCFB Members 18-35 who have an interest in and knowledge of agricultural issues – win cash, prizes, and travel

For productive thinkers, problem solvers, motivational encouragers, agricultural enthusiasts.
 
The 2016 Discussion Meet recognizes individuals for their public speaking skills, group problem-solving abilities and knowledge of current agricultural issues.  The competition is designed to simulate a committee meeting and/or the Farm Bureau policy development process where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. The SCFB Organization Division will coordinate the program at the state level.

Competitors are evaluated on their exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. Successful participants are productive thinkers and assist the group in creating ways to implement the solutions discussed and highlight Farm Bureau’s involvement in those actions/steps. The South Carolina Discussion Meet will take place on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Myrtle Beach, SC during the 2016 SCFB Annual Convention.

Discussion Meet questions and application:  Download

View the Discussion Meet Resource Guide PDF:  Download

 

To the best of their knowledge, participants must be available to compete in the national Discussion Meet at the American Farm Bureau (AFBF) annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ (January 7-10, 2017) in the event they are deemed the SCFB winner.

Discussion Meet prizes are sponsored in part by the SC Farm Bureau Federation, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, and STIHL Inc.

What participants will receive:

  • All participants will receive one night stay at the SC Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Myrtle Beach (Friday December 2, 2016)
  • All participants who do not advance to the finals will receive a $75 VISA gift card
  • The runner-up will receive a $250 VISA gift card

What the winner will receive:

  • An MS271 STIHL chainsaw and carrying case
  • A $500 VISA gift card
  • An expense paid trip (required) to compete at the American Farm Bureau (AFBF) annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ (January 7-10, 2017)
  • One-night stay at the SCFB YF&R annual leadership conference in Charleston, SC (Saturday, January 28, 2017), and
  • An expense paid trip to the AFBF Fusion Conference in Pittsburg, PA on February 10-14, 2017

For more information regarding SCFB YF&R Contests, please contact Jessica Cabrera at jcabrera@scfb.org