2024 AFBF YF&R Competitive Events Sponsors

Rachael Sharp placed 4th for the 2023 AFBF YF&R Achievement Award

We are excited to announce that the 2024 AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Competitive Events sponsors are Ford, Case IH, Stanley Black & Decker and American Agricultural Insurance Company. Farm Bureau thanks them for their continued support in recognizing our outstanding young farmers and ranchers. 

The YF&R program helps young Farm Bureau members shape their future and American agriculture through leadership development and personal growth opportunities. Three competitions enable members to showcase their leadership experience, communication skills and successful business plans as they compete against the best of the best from each state Farm Bureau. 


As part of the YF&R competitions, the top four competitors in the Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Ag areas will receive: 

  • Winner (First Place): $35,000 credit towards a new Ford vehicle and paid registration to the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, courtesy of Ford.


  • Runner - up (Second Place) receives : $25,000 credit towards new Case IH piece of equipment, courtesy of Case IH. 
  • Third Place receives: A $2,500 Investing in Your Future cash prize, courtesy of American Ag™, $2,500 worth of Stanley Black & Decker merchandise (PROTO, DeWalt, Stanley, Lenox & Irwin), courtesy of Stanley Black & Decker, plus a Case IH branded safe, courtesy of Case IH. 


  • Fourth Place receives: A Case IH branded Solo Stove®, courtesy of Case IH.

In the event any of the above awards are unavailable, AFBF reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value in its sole discretion. Winner, runners-up and finalists will be expected to 1) accept the awarded prize and 2) consent to the use of their name, likeness and hometown in promotional material, and must be legally eligible to do both.  



All competitions will be held during AFBF’s Annual Convention, January 19-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah. South Carolina Farm Bureau wishes good luck to our state winners Matt Stevens, Michael Plumblee and Meghan Barkley as they compete nationally! 

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