The Youth Ambassador Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Committee, aims to surface young leaders passionate about agriculture and cultivate their ability to engage in the food and farming conversation with a wide variety of audiences. The program also showcases opportunities for careers in agriculture and its related industries.
The SCFB Youth Ambassadors receive a $2,000 college scholarship and specialized advocacy training preparing them to be influential and effective young leaders. Ambassadors will attend and speak at a variety of Farm Bureau events and meeting throughout the year to gain better understanding of the organization and its leadership structure. These activities are paid for and coordinated by the SCFB Promotion and Education Division.
2021 Essay Topic: South Carolina’s population is ever growing with over 5 million living in the state to date. As development in counties expands, what new challenges are farmers facing as urban encroachment affects their communities? What are some ways Farm Bureau members can be active in their counties to protect their farms and be a voice for the industry?