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Local Young Ag Professionals groups and Collegiate Farm Bureau members can apply for grants to fund their local programming efforts. The grants are a part of Farm Credit Mid-America’s $100,000 donation to Farm Bureau young leader programs in its four-state region of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. A total of 10, $500 grants will be awarded in 2024.

2024 Local YAP Grants details
  • One program per county may be submitted for consideration.
  • Applicant must be the county organization director, county Farm Bureau president, or local YAP leader.
  • Individual counties may apply, or multiple counties may apply as one program.
  • Eligible programs must occur within the 2024 calendar year.
  • Previous grant recipients may apply again; priority may be given to new programs.
  • Grant programs should fall into one of the following categories: membership, philanthropic, educational, advocacy/policy, and/or social.
To apply

The 10 recipients will be announced during the YAP Winter Leadership Experience Jan. 26-27, 2024 in Columbus. Those selected will receive additional information after the conference. 

Deadline to apply: Jan. 14, 2024 at midnight

Apply here

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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.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
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
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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

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