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Farm Credit Mid-America is providing grant funding to support Young Agricultural Professionals programming. Interested groups must apply by Jan. 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Eight $500 grants will go to local YAP groups and two $500 grants will go to Collegiate Farm Bureau groups. These grants provide funding for educational programming or YAP events held in the county, multicounty areas, or on a college campus.

All grant applications must be received by Jan. 13, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. Groups must submit photos of their YAP group or of the event in order to apply for the award. Only complete applications received by the deadline will be considered.

The YAP State Committee will announce the grant recipients during the YAP Winter Leadership Experience Jan 27-28, 2023.

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals are singles and married couples ages 18 to 35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills.

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See some previous YAP programs to help generate ideas.

Photo caption: Butler, Hamilton, Montgomery, and Preble County Young Agricultural Professionals Group held a “Planting our future” event as a 2022 grant recipient. Grant funds were used to help implement a career development and networking event for local high school students and YAP members.

Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
Mandy Way's avatar
Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
Austin Heil's avatar
Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Advocacy
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