National young farmers conference scholarships available

Ohio Farm Bureau will select and cover the costs for 10 Young Agricultural Professionals members (ages 18 to 35) to attend American Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in Reno, Nev. Feb. 16-19, 2018.

This conference gives members the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of and experience with Farm Bureau. Interested members must complete an application in order to be considered for this opportunity. Couples and individuals are welcome to apply for the 10 spots. If couples apply, please complete separate applications.

Ohio Farm Bureau staff will review applications and select the 10 participants. However, even if not selected, any OFBF Young Agricultural Professionals member is welcome to attend the AFBF conference at his or her own expense.

At a Glance

Date: Feb. 16-19, 2018
Location: Reno, Nev.
Application Deadline to Ohio Farm Bureau: Oct. 30 via Google Forms

Sponsored members will receive the following expenses paid from Ohio Farm Bureau:
-Registration Fee ($250)
-Flight Expense
-Overnight accommodations for up to four nights (Arriving on Friday, Feb. 16, departing Tuesday, Feb. 20)
-One group meal outside of conference meals

Attendee would cover:
-Meals not covered at conference
-Baggage fees
-Cab fairs

All applicants will be notified if they were selected by Monday, Nov. 20. Selected applicants must confirm by Dec. 1 if they are attending the YF&R Conference.

Note: YAP members selected to attend previous years YF&R Conferences are not eligible to apply this year.

Questions should be directed to Melinda Witten, Ohio Farm Bureau director of Young Ag Professionals, 614-519-8761.