Programs

2014 Excellence in Agriculture Award

Nick & Julie Wenning 
2014 Excellence in Agriculture Award Winners
Nick & Julie Wenning, Decatur County


Deadline to apply is August 1, 2014.

Return completed applications by mail to Organizational Development Team, Young Farmer Program, Indiana Farm Bureau, PO BOX 1290, Indianapolis, IN 56206 OR e-mail to odt@infb.org OR fax to 317-692-7854


Background
The Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award Program is designed as an opportunity for Young Farmers who do not derive the majority of their income from an owned agricultural operation, while actively contributing and growing through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture, to earn recognition. 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).

Eligibility

  • Applicants should be members in good standing with their county Farm Bureau.
  • An applicant can be either an individual or a married couple. If married, husband and wife may apply as individuals or as co-applicants.
  • Applicant(s) must be a Farm Bureau member or Farm Bureau member family.
  • Competitors shall be Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 years of age. Individual or spouse shall not have reached their 36th birthday by January 31st after the AFBF Annual Convention at which the Competitive Event is held. (January 31, 2013)
  • Past and present members of the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee or their spouses are not eligible to compete.
  • Past state YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award winners, and/or previous AFBF Excellence in Agriculture Award competitors are not eligible to compete.
  • Past state Achievement Award winners, and/or previous AFBF Achievement Award competitors are not eligible to compete.
  • County, State and American Farm Bureau employees are not eligible, this also includes affiliate companies.
  • Competitors may compete in either the Achievement Award or Excellence in Agriculture Award Program Competitive Event, but not both in the same year.
  • Competitors may only compete in 1 national YF&R competitive event per year.
  • Applicants must have derived a majority of their income from a non-production agribusiness enterprise for the past three years. For example ag teacher, fertilizer salesperson, ag marketing, ag writer, farm employee (non-owner).

Judging
The applications will be judged by one set of judges.

Scoring

 

Points

Percent

Application

 

 

Questions II-IV

120

30

Farm Bureau Experience

100

25

Other Leadership Experience

140

35

Application Form (neatness, readability, following instructions, etc.)

40

10

 

Application maximum score

400

 

Presentation (top three finalists)

 

 

Overall presentation

100

50

Personal growth and development (accomplishments)

50

25

Leadership Involvement (Farm Bureau & other organizations)

50

25

Presentation maximum score

200

 

MAXIMUM OVERALL SCORE

600

 

 

Deadline to apply is August 1, 2014.

Return completed applications by mail to Organizational Development Team, Young Farmer Program, Indiana Farm Bureau, PO BOX 1290, Indianapolis, IN 56206 OR e-mail to odt@infb.org OR fax to 317-692-7854

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