Competitive Events

YF&R Regular Discussion Meet

The Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. Participants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems.

To learn more about the competition, view the national competition video link below.

 

Click here to learn more about the AFBF Discussion Meet competition.  The winner of the Wyoming Farm Bureau state competition advances to the AFBF competition.

Prizes:

The winner of the WyFB Discussion Meet contest receives the following:

  • $500 cash prize
  • Trip to AFBF annual meeting held in January to compete in the National Discussion Meet.

In the event any of the above event prizes/awards are unavailable, WyFB reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value in its sole discretion.

YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet

The Collegiate Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each college-age participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. The judges are looking for the contestant that offers constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions. The competition is open to all University of Wyoming and Wyoming junior college students with an interest in agriculture.

The winner will receive a $300 cash prize and expense reimbursement to the national competition.

Prizes

The winner of the WyFB Collegiate Discussion Meet will receive:

  • $300 cash prize from Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation
  • Trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation YF&R Conference held in March to compete in the national competition for college scholarships

In the event any of the above event prizes/awards are unavailable, WyFB reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value in its sole discretion.

The runner-up receives:

  • $150 cash award from the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation

YF&R Achievement Award

The Achievement Award recognizes Young Farmers & Ranchers who have excelled in their farm or ranch and have honed their leadership abilities to superiority. Participants are involved in production agriculture with a majority of their income subject to normal production risks. Judges evaluate competitor’s excellence in management, growth and scope of their enterprise and self-initiative that have been displayed throughout the farm or ranch.

The ideal candidate(s) for the Achievement Award is an individual or couple involved in production agriculture with a majority of his/her net income subject to normal production risks.

Click here to learn more about the AFBF Achievement Award competition. The winner of the Wyoming Farm Bureau state competition advances to the AFBF competition.

E-mail Kerin Clark to request an application.

Prizes

The winner of the WyFB Achievement Award will receive:

  • Trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting held in January to compete in the national competition.

In the event any of the above event prizes/awards are unavailable, WyFB reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value in its sole discretion

YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award

The Excellence in Agriculture Award spotlights young Farm Bureau members who are agricultural enthusiasts but have not earned a majority of their income from an owned production agriculture enterprise in the past three years. Competitors are evaluated on their understanding of agricultural issues, leadership experiences and achievement, and their ability to communicate their agricultural story. 

The ideal candidate(s) for the Excellence in Agriculture Award is an individual or couple who do not have the majority of his/her income subject to normal production risk.

Click here to learn more about the AFBF Excellence in Agriculture Award competition. The winner of the Wyoming Farm Bureau state competition advances to the AFBF competition.

E-mail Kerin Clark to request an application.

The winner of the WyFB Excellence in Agriculture contest receives the following:

  • Trip to AFBF annual meeting held in January to compete in the national competition.

In the event any of the above event prizes/awards are unavailable, WyFB reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value in its sole discretion.

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