Young Ag Professionals
Programs and Opportunities
Strong agriculture communities start with strong leaders. Find out about our programs and experiences designed for Young Ag Professionals.
State Young Agricultural Professionals Committee
State Committee members assist with creating educational and leadership development programs for Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals. A total of eight positions are on the team, and a position may be filled by either a single individual or a married couple. Members serve a two-year term with four returning and four new positions each year. Meet the current committee members.
Applications for the 2023-2025 committee are being accepted through May 13, 2022.
Local Young Ag Professionals Programming
County level Young Ag Professionals groups are popping up across the state. Each group’s activities are driven by those who participate, with some focusing on educational activities, some on social activities, and some combine both. Find out where these local groups are, and if there is not a group near you, contact your county Farm Bureau about starting one!
Collegiate Farm Bureau
Collegiate students at Ohio State University and Wilmington College who are engaged and interested in the food and agriculture industry can join the Collegiate Farm Bureau. Collegiate Farm Bureau serves as a connection between current industry professionals and students, promotes agriculture and related fields and works to develop future leaders of the agriculture industry by providing opportunities for students in leadership and civic engagement, career development, professional development, and experiential learning.
Funding for local YAP and Collegiate Farm Bureaus
County Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals groups and Collegiate Farm Bureau groups can obtain funding for local projects thanks to the generous support of Farm Credit Mid-America. The 2022 grant application is open through November 12, 2021.