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KFB's Collegiate Farm Bureaus

KFB's Collegiate Farm Bureaus Kansas Farm Bureau's Collegiate Farm Bureau program offers students the ability to enhance their leadership skills through experiences and opportunities within the Farm Bureau organization to become agricultural leaders.

Purpose:

Collegiate Farm Bureau is a program of Kansas Farm Bureau which exists to support students engaged in agriculture, enhance members’ education and develop future leaders for the organization and ag industry. Chapter activities center around Kansas Farm Bureau’s mission based in advocacy, education and service and provide opportunities for members to meet new friends and mentors and build leadership skills.

Get Involved

Collegiate Farm Bureau chapters currently exist on 14 college campuses across the state of Kansas. The best way to get involved is to go to a meeting or chapter activity to meet members and learn about your college’s chapter. Students may join at any point during the year, but the regular membership year is August-June. Chapter leaders have membership forms for new members to complete and each chapter sets their own chapter fee, 100% of which goes to the chapter budget. Each chapter works closely with their county and the state office so if you need information about meeting times or upcoming activities, contact the county coordinator at the email that coordinates to your campus below or email the state office at yfr@kfb.org.

Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapters

Allen County Community College - allenfb@kfb.org

Barton County Community College - bartonfb@kfb.org

Butler Community College - butlerfb@kfb.org

Cloud County Community College - cloudfb@kfb.org

Coffeyville Community College - montgomeryfb@kfb.org

Colby Community College - thomasfb@kfb.org

Dodge City Community College - fordfb@kfb.org

Ft. Hays State University - ellisfb@kfb.org

Ft. Scott Community College - bourbonfb@kfb.org

Garden City Community College - finneyfb@kfb.org

Hutchinson Community College - renofb@kfb.org

Kansas State University - rileyfb@kfb.org

Pratt Community College - prattfb@kfb.org

Seward County Community College - sewardfb@kfb.org

What's in it for me?

  • Networking with students interested in agriculture
  • Connection to leaders and mentors in the agriculture industry
  • Communication on current issues directly affecting agriculture
  • Agriculture advocacy opportunities
  • Ag education and promotion activities
  • Interaction with local, state and national legislative representation
  • Statewide educational conferences featuring renowned speakers
  • Opportunity to work with county Farm Bureaus to support programs/activities
  • Access to KFB staff speakers for collegiate meetings/events
  • Opportunity to participate in collegiate competitions like the Collegiate Discussion Meet and Ag Quiz Bowl
  • Eligibility for the Collegiate Farm Bureau scholarships
  • Limited version of KFB’s member benefits and potential county-based benefits 

Collegiate Competitions

Collegiate members are invited to participate in two types of competition at the Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference.

  • Ag Quiz Bowl - this competition is a team opportunity to demonstrate students' knowledge of a wide variety of agriculture topics.  
  • Collegiate Discussion Meet - this competition is an individual event that builds a member's skills and confidence in discussing important issues in agriculture with their peers. 

Learn more about these opportunities and enter to compete at the YF&R Conference during the last weekend in January.

Collegiate Farm Bureau Scholarships

Each year the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture sponsors up to 24 scholarships for current Collegiate Farm Bureau members who plan to continue their membership during the following school year at one of the 14 chapters across the state. The $500 scholarships are awarded to individuals who are actively involved in their collegiate chapter. To be considered, members must submit a one-page application and resume by March 1. Chosen recipients will be notified by May 1 and must provide proof of enrollment for the following fall semester and join their collegiate chapter in the coming school year before the scholarship check is sent in the fall.

The 2016 application date has passed. The 2017 scholarship form will be available in the fall. Find additional scholarship information on the KFB Foundation for Agriculture page.


For more information contact Edie Doane, YF&R and Collegiate Programs Manager, 

at 785.587.6102 or e-mail her at yfr@kfb.org.