Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) are Farm Bureau members ages 18 to 35 who work either part or full time in Ohio’s largest industry. We’ve made it easy to meet others who share your passion for agriculture and stay connected all year long, with signature events like the Winter Leadership Experience and Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience, and programs like AgriPOWER and Collegiate Farm Bureaus. For students pursuing education in ag-related fields, there are a variety of scholarships available through our foundation and county Farm Bureaus. American Farm Bureau also offers an annual Leadership Conference.

Check here to see if there is a YAP group near you. Find us on Facebook and sign up for our Growing our Generation e-newsletter for insights and ideas directly from young farmers.

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Activities and Opportunities

Strong agriculture communities start with strong leaders. Find programs and experiences designed for Young Ag Professionals.

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Competitive Events

Contest and awards celebrating Young Ag Professionals.

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Leadership Events

Opportunities to grow and develop skills such as public speaking, networking, advocacy, and media relations. Learn how to share your agricultural story.

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Growing Our Generation

Insights and ideas directly from members of the Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee.

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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, D.C.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
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Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

Future employees, leaders
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

Hansen's Greenhouse
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Policy Development
Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

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