Applications for outstanding county Young Farmers & Ag Professionals programs will be accepted through Sept. 30.
Awards will be given to the top three county YF&AP programs. Of the top three counties, the highest scoring county will be awarded $1,000 to take back to its county Farm Bureau. The two runners-up will be awarded $500. These funds will be allocated to improve an existing program or aid in the creation of a new YF&AP county program or event.
Up to three counties can be recognized with the Awakening Award, which recognizes county YF&AP programs that are new or have not applied for the contest in the last three years. The three counties that have the highest scores and have not applied in the past three years would be eligible for this award and receive a certificate recognizing their achievements.
Counties may also receive recognition for the most volunteer hours, dollars and pounds of food donated to the Feeding America food bank or affiliate.
Recognition will take place during the Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ag Professionals Conference, held annually at the end of January. Winning counties may be asked to share their county’s activities during the conference.
Applications must be submitted through INFB’s website at www.infb.org/outstandingYFAP. A copy of the application in document form is available at the same link.