The Kansas Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award Program is designed to recognize Young Farmers & Ranchers who actively contribute and grow through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture. Participants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement/participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations.


Award Criteria:

  • Must be a Farm Bureau member in Kansas between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • May be an individual or a married couple.  To qualify, the individual or spouse will not have reached their 36th birthday by January 31st, 2022.
  • Must be a member in good standing with their county Farm Bureau.
  • Must not derive the majority of his/her income from an owned production agricultural operation in the past three years.
  • Winner will advance to the 2022 AFBF Excellence in Agriculture Award competition.
  • Applicant may only compete in one national YF&R competition per year. 




  • First Place - $500 + expense paid trip to compete in the national contest at the 2022 AFBF Annual Convention
  • Second Place - $300
  • Third Place - $200
  • Fourth Place - $100


Extended Application Deadline: June 18, 2021

Presentation Date for Finalists: Friday July 30, 2021

Make sure you also register for the 2021 YF&R Leaders Conference

Download the Application Here

(Applications available in MS Word by request.)


For questions, email