Growing through ACTION, LEADING through service…
Be part of a group that enjoys farming just as much as you do!
All agricultural enthusiasts and producers between the ages of 16 to 35, are encouraged to participate in the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Young Farmer program. It is a terrific way to meet others with similar interests in agriculture as well as provides many opportunities to develop professionally and personally.
The Young Farmers participate in farm tours, community service and influence public policy affecting agriculture in the Granite State.
PURSUE EXCELLENCE – equip yourself with the best tools for your future in agriculture.
THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON:
■ Opportunities to meet others with similar interests
■ Leadership Development
■ Legislative Awareness
■ Fostering networking with other farmers and ranchers around the state, country and world
■ Providing opportunities to participate in educational conferences and prize winning competitive events
Monthly business meetings of the Young Farmer program are held at various locations and often include local farm tours or other exhilarating events and food.
Other annual activities and special events include:
■ Young Farmer Breakfast for Legislators (breakfast with members of the Environment and Agriculture Committee of the N.H. House of Representatives)
■ Legislative Training at the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington, D.C.
■ Harvest for All Follow the link for more information on Harvest For All
■ Nationwide Leadership Training Conferences
■ Great competitions (and prizes!) – Achievement Award, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet
■ Special thanks to Kubota and Pinnacleview Equipment for supporting the Young Farmer program. Kubota provides the NH Achievement Award winner with the use of a tractor for six months or for 250 hours.
For more information contact the Young Farmer Coordinator or call 603-224-1934.
Follow the link to view the Young Farmer Agenda & Meeting Minutes.
Take a look at the 2017 YF Calendar of Events 2017 to keep track of what we are up to throughout the year!