Scholarships Available for Millennials in Ag

April 07, 2017

Gainesville, Fla. – The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is providing $2,000 in scholarships for members to attend the Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference, July 14-16 in Punta Gorda.

Eight $250 scholarships will be awarded to Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18-35 to attend the conference. Priority of scholarships will be given to first-time attendees.

“Our young people are the future of agriculture,” said Michele Curts, Leadership Programs Coordinator for Florida Farm Bureau. “By offering scholarships we hope to encourage the next generation of farmers to take advantage of this excellent networking and educational conference.”

Themed “Hooked on Agriculture,” the 2017 Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside. This year’s conference will feature social media celebrity Chad Prather, also known as the armchair philosopher, a Discussion Meet competition among young agriculturists, engaging sessions on the latest in agriculture and lots of family fun.

Registration for the conference is $100 per individual plus lodging. To apply for a scholarship, visit  The deadline for scholarship applications is June 28, 2017.

Florida Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 145,000 member-families. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.

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