Outstanding County Program 

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The Outstanding County Young Farmer and Ag Professionals Program Award recognizes county young farmers and ag professionals committees that have done an outstanding job of promoting agriculture and Farm Bureau in their counties.

Plaques are awarded to the top three outstanding county young farmers and ag professionals programs at the annual INFB Young Farmers and Ag Professionals Conference. The chair and spouse of the highest scoring county young farmers and ag professionals program will be awarded a trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Conference. Additional awards include the Most Improved County and the Awakening Award.

The Most Improved designation is awarded to the county that has the greatest increase in score, based upon the comparison of application forms from the two previous years. Up to three counties can be recognized with a certificate for the Awakening Award. 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.

Regional Managers and members of the INFB Organizational Development Team (ODT) can assist you in growing Young Farmers and Ag Professionals programs around the state. If you have any questions on how to be recognized for your good work, please reach out to a member of the team.  

The 2019-20 award application is now available. Applications need to be completed and emailed to ODT by September 30, 2019.