07/16/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/16/2019 10:11
The finalists in Arkansas Farm Bureau's annual Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award and Excellence in Agriculture Award have been announced. The awards honor young farmers and ranchers between the ages of 18-35 for the general excellence of their operations, their hard work and innovation.
The winners of the state awards will be announced at the organization's annual Officers & Leaders Conference at the Embassy Suites in Hot Springs, July 22-23.
The Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers in Arkansas who have excelled in their farming/ranching operations and exhibited outstanding leadership abilities. The award is designed for an individual or couple involved full-time in production agriculture with a majority of their income subject to normal production risks.
The 2019 Achievement Award finalists are:
The winner will receive a $35,000 cash prize and a trip in January to the American Farm Bureau Convention in Austin, Texas to compete for the national award. The two runners-up receive $5,000.
The Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who actively contribute to and grow through their involvement in agriculture and Farm Bureau. The award is designed for an individual or couple who do not earn the majority of their income through farming.
The 2019 Excellence in Agriculture Award finalists are:
The winner of the Excellence in Agriculture Award will receive $11,000 cash prize and a trip to the 2020 American Farm Bureau Convention to compete for the national award. The two runners-up will receive $1,500.
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