Nevada Young Farmers & Ranchers is a committee designed for young individuals who are both agriculture producers and enthusiasts between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.
Hosted each year at the Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, the YF&R Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. Participants are judged based on their knowledge and suggestions about a wide variety of agricultural topics and issues.
The Discussion Meet helps build basic discussion skills, develops a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explores how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems.
State winner attends either the American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet or the Collegiate Discussion Meet.
Young Farmers & Ranchers focuses mainly on spreading agricultural literacy throughout communities by helping educate elementary school children around Nevada, donating books and other materials to schools and working with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the University of Nevada, Reno Collegiate FFA program and numerous volunteers.
Harvest for All is a year-round food drive ran by the Young Farmers & Ranchers committee. Throughout the year, farmers and ranchers across the United States donate time, money and food to local Feeding America affiliates and other food banks.
Since the program’s creation, YF&R committees across the country have provided more than 83 million meal equivalents to American families. In 2019, Nevada YF&R committees volunteered 323 hours, donated $2,323 and collected 1305 pounds of food for the Harvest for All program.
The County who donates the most food is awarded the golden pitchfork. This is a great opportunity to get involved and help end hunger
Contact your local committee member to get involved today.