Achievement in Ag Award

The Florida Farm Bureau Federation Achievement Award Program is designed to recognize young farmers and ranchers that have excelled in their farming/ranching operations and honed their leadership abilities to superiority. The YF&R Achievement Award has been presented annually at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in October. The contestants will be evaluated on a combination of their farming operation growth and financial progress of the operation, FB Leadership, as well as leadership outside of Farm Bureau. Judges will be looking for excellence in management, growth and the scope of the enterprise and self-initiative that has been displayed throughout the operation. A contestant’s participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations is a definite point getter from the judges.

Top three finalists will be announced in July at the Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, with the On-site Farm judging taking place in early August.

Winner of the State YF&R Achievement Award receives:

  • $45,000 cash prize courtesy of Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
  • $500 Cash award
  •  An expense-paid trip to the 2023 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 6-11, 2023, where they will represent Florida in the national YF&R competition

View 2022 Application
For more information about the Achievement in Agriculture Award, email YFR.Leadership@ffbf.org.

Top three finalists will be announced at the Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership conference in July, and the winner will be announced at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in October.

See Achievement in Agriculture past award winners.