Collegiate YF&R

Why Collegiate YF&R Program

LEARN ABOUT NCFB

  • Become a part of the state's largest agricultural non-profit organization and continue our strong grassroots heritage
  • Learn how Farm Bureau helps shape policies, regulations and legislation that are important to agriculture
  • Discover the many ways that Farm Bureau shares Agriculture’s story and gives back to the community
  • Meet the people who help promote agriculture on a local, state and national level

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Receive valuable leadership training and build career skills
  • Enhance your public speaking skills and learn to hone your message delivery
  • Work to promote the best interests of agriculture
  • Opportunities to represent Agriculture at conferences, farm shows, conventions, and meetings

NETWORK WITH OTHERS

  • Meet like-minded individuals who are passionate about agriculture
  • Monthly meetings provide an opportunity to meet new people and engage in enriching conversation
  • Develop strong and lasting relationships with future colleagues and leaders in your career field

TRANSITION FROM FFA & 4H

  • Build upon your existing relationships and knowledge of agriculture
  • Join or kickoff a county Farm Bureau YF&R committee
  • Continue to give back to your community through service and advocacy events

LEARN AG. ISSUES

  • Discuss existing and emerging issues facing agriculture at conferences and on educational tours
  • Broaden your understanding of factors that affect agriculture locally and globally
  • Develop skills and knowledge to become an effective communicator and problem-solver
  • Gain experience collaborating with peers to find solutions to complex problems

CONNECT WITH AG. LEADERS

  • Meet your local, state and federal elected officials and their staffs
  • Build a network of friends, professionals, and industry leaders
  • Make a difference in the lives of others by telling your agriculture story

TOUR AG. OPERATIONS

  • Participate in Agriculture Educational Tours designed to offer a broader perspective of agriculture within our state and nation
  • Learn from peers in different agriculture industries

WIN GREAT PRIZES

  • Collegiate Discussion Meet competition enhances speaking and communication skills, while promoting solutions to agricultural issues
  • Opportunities to compete at the state and national level
Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers Award

Collegiate Discussion Meet

The Collegiate Discussion Meet will enhance speaking and communication skills, while promoting solutions to agricultural issues. Participation in the Collegiate Discussion Meet will also develop leaders for effective problem solving through group discussion. Contestants must be involved in a college of agriculture with at least a minor in agriculture.

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NC State
University of Mount Olive
NC A&T

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  • Physical Address:
    5301 Glenwood Ave
    Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 27766
    Raleigh, NC 27611
  • Phone: (919) 782-1705

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NCFBINS

North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

AFBF

American Farm Bureau Federation