The Young Farmer and Rancher Program provides an excellent opportunity for young farmers, ages 18-35, to actively participate in Farm Bureau programs. The objective of this program is to provide leadership in building a more effective Farm Bureau to preserve our individual freedoms and expand our opportunities in agriculture.
The program offers opportunities in:
- Leadership Development
- Legislative Awareness
- Educational Conferences
- Networking with farmers
- Competitive events
- Involvement in FB programs
Former Maine YFR Chair and National YFR Vice-Chair Nick Smith (center) met with American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall (left).
Today’s Young Farmers are the future of Maine Farm Bureau and agriculture in Maine. We are constantly looking for more members to continue and strengthen the success of our organization. Your first year of membership is free! Click HERE to sign up. We welcome any suggestions for programs you would like to see implemented.
For more information regarding the committee, please feel free to reach out to Stasha Baldwin, Young Farmer and Rancher Chair.
Did you know that former DACF Commissioner Whitcomb was a YFR Chair and President of the Board of Directors? Joining the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee can lead to great things!
As young farmers, it is important to become informed and maintain active involvement with how agricultural policy is created, as it impacts our farm businesses and our rural way of life. When it comes to agricultural policy, a strong Farm Bureau to advocate on farmer’s behalf is critical.
Join our Facebook Group to have your questions about the YF&R Committee answered and connect with other young farmers!