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PA Farm Bureau
Young Ag Professionals

Awards/AFBF YF&R Applications


Please note: Click on names below for information about the award. The instructions, deadlines, and information on the application are used for the PFB competitions AND the AFBF competitions.




Discussion Meet

2020 Contest Applications will be available soon.


Best Practices


  1. International trade is important to agriculture. We must continue working to build strong relations with existing customers while seeking out new trade partners to strengthen market stability. How can we enhance existing, and establish new and diverse foreign trading partners?

  2. Connectivity underpins the modern economy. What mix of investment and policy initiatives can provide reliable broadband access to farmers, ranchers and rural America?

  3. The increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters creates additional risk for farmers and ranchers. What tools and production practices can be engaged to reduce climate and weather risks?

  4. The decline in rural populations is accelerated by a poor farm economy. What solutions would enhance the vibrancy and economic sustainability of agriculture and rural communities?

  5. Is big data a big solution or big exposure? Technology tools are often cited as a method of increasing productivity and profitability, but there are liabilities that go along with technology. As young farmers and ranchers we are often first adopters. How do we ensure clear understanding of the risks and rewards of big data and smart farming?

These questions will be used for the YF&R Discussion Meet held during AFBF Annual Convention in San Diego, California and the Collegiate Discussion Meet held during the FUSION Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Achievement Award 

2020 Contest Applications will be available soon.


Excellence in Ag

2020 Contest Applications will be available soon.


Social Media

2020 Contest Applications will be available soon.


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