Young Farmers and Ranchers

According to the 2022 Census of Ag, the average age of U.S. farmers is just under 58., prompting many groups to get the next generation interested in agriculture.
Two Tennessee farmers were named National Young Farmer & Rancher winners during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 105th annual meeting last week.
Cole and Nicole Roper embody a commitment to agriculture that extends far beyond the fields they cultivate in the heart of Georgia. The Farm Monitor takes us to their Royston-based operation to find out their secrets to success.
Georgia Ag Teacher of the Year, Sam Camp, is an ag educator who does more than lead by example. That is why she is being honored for her exceptional contributions to agricultural education in the state.
Meet David and Lindsey Morgan, the dynamic duo behind Georgia’s Morgan Family Farm! The couple, honored as the Georgia Farm Bureau’s 2023 Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award recipients, attributes their success to an unwavering commitment to each other and a shared vision.
Meet the Andrus who believe that hard work is one of the best starts to a successful life. Together, they work at his family ranch and started their own ranching operation.
In San Joaquin County, Jake Samuel, California’s recent Young Farmers & Ranchers awardee reflects on a decade marked by persistent efforts and strategic decisions in fruit production.
Nominated for this year’s Texas Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award — Jacob Spivey, of Warren, Texas, is foraging a new path for agriculture education.
The Clark Family, of Brownwood, Texas, are finalists for the state’s Young Farmers & Ranchers award. Known for cultivating a thriving ranching operation across five generations, the current steward, Jay, is doing so with an ever-growing commitment to regenerative practices.
Embark on a journey through the heartlands of East Texas with Matthew March as he intertwines education, family legacy, and an unwavering love for the land into a vibrant tapestry of rural life.
In the heart of southern Oklahoma, the Eddings family cultivates a saga of resilience and love, nurturing their farm through changing seasons and passing generations.
A cross-country move to Virginia spurred Matt Fimon from his comfortable corporate job in Minnesota on a new journey as a first-generation farmer. Now, we learn how he is advocating for the unsung heroes of agriculture.
A new contest was added to this year’s Arkansas State Fair! The Arkansas Farm Bureau introduces us to some of the FFA and 4-H students involved as they share more about the experience.
Get a glimpse into the journey dedicated ag students across the country will take in order to become an FFA National Officer.
The 96th National FFA Convention & Expo goes beyond the convention center walls. It is a celebration of unity, leadership, and service.
Karyn Agle, of Agle Family Farm in Eden, New York, shares her part in her family’s journey of navigating the challenges and rewards that come with farming the same land over five generations.
From toy tractors to real farming machinery, this group of 4-Hers are learning the ropes of farming and tractor restoration, enthusiastically sharing their interests with their community in Smith County, Virginia.
Georgia’s agriculture industry made its way to the small screen recently, thanks to one unlucky-in-love producer willing to put himself out there on reality television — and hopefully, set the record straight for passionate farmers at the heart of the industry.
In the heartland of agricultural dedication, we meet Ori, a remarkable three-year-old Border Collie who proves that working dogs are not only essential for farm success but also cherished companions.
Florida Farm Bureau’s ‘CARES’ program publicly recognizes farmers and ranchers in The Sunshine State who go above and beyond to protect the state’s natural resources. We take you to Crooked Creek Farm in Altha, Florida, one of the operations recognized for its use of sustainable management practices.
When beavers and their dams disappeared in the 90s, the land around Jason Fellows’ Idaho farm started losing water because the stream was moving too fast down the hill. Jason remembered where those dams were and has built Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs) to bring sustainability to the soil, and the water, and to attract beavers back into the area.