Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers


The mission of the Arizona Farm Bureau's YF&R Program  is to provide opportunities and activities to promote learning, growth, and leadership on issues that will enable 18-35 old agriculturalists to secure a better future in agriculture. 

YF&R is a committee-centered, fully integrated part of Farm Bureau at the county, state and national level. Young people who choose to focus their lives in agricultural careers can enhance their potential for success by becoming active in Young Farmers and Ranchers early in their adult life. In keeping with Farm Bureau’s family oriented mission to improve net farm income and to serve as “The Voice of Agriculture”, the YF&R program is designed to help enterprising members achieve their goals and build satisfying lives in the profession that they love. Regular members, both as individuals and couples,  up through age 35 are eligible to participate. Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participation in policy development        
  • Attending retreats and social get-together
  • Networking in the agriculture community 
  • Developing skills through competitive award programs
  • Social interaction with other YF&R people  
  • Assisting with Agriculture in the Classroom projects
  • Honing speaking and critical thinking skills by competing in the annual Discussion Meet Contest