Excellence in Agriculture Award

Excellence in Agriculture Award


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


The 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 winner or winning couple will receive $7,000 towards the purchase of a new ATV compliments of the Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company.

In addition to the ATV, the winner(s) will also represent South Carolina Farm Bureau at the following (depending on event status):

  • The American Farm Bureau FUSION Conference 
  • The American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting


Each finalist will each receive $500.

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

How to Apply 

Excellence in Ag Award Eligibility & Guidelines

Sample Application

Excellence in Ag Application Rubric

Excellence in Ag Presentation Rubric 

Online Application Instructions

Applications due October 1, 2022. 

2022 Excellence in Ag Award Winner -
Cadie Giba - McCormick County 

Cadie Giba - 2022 Excellence in Agriculture Winner

2021 Excellence in Ag Winner

" Farm Bureau allows us to give back to our community with farming, not only on a local level but now on a state level. "

Kara Pendarvis - Dorchester County