Young Farmers & Ranchers

The Young Farmers and Ranchers program includes both women and men ages 18 – 40 with the objective of providing leadership in building a more effective Farm Bureau, preserving individual freedoms and expanding opportunities in agriculture.

Our Programs

Every year, the YF&R awards a scholarship to deserving students whose parents or grandparents are members of the Delaware Farm Bureau.

Check back in January 2023 for the scholarship application.

The National Leadership Conference, held in the beginning of February, is a learning opportunity for the Delaware Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers. It allows them to increase their knowledge about leadership, and agricultural issues, gain and improve their leadership development skills, and network with other young farmers and ranchers from around the world!

In the past, the conference has been held in Orland, FL, Phoenix, AZ, Honolulu, HI, and the Grand Rapids, MI. 

One of the most popular events of the year! The Young Farmers and Ranchers’ Antique Tractor Pull consists of antique tractors pulling various weights, and seeing who can pull the weight the furthest. People from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey enter to participate in the event. 

Click here to download the registration forms for the 2022 Delaware State Fair Antique Tractor Pull.

The Delaware Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers’ Annual Strawberry Festival is held every May!

Bring the whole family and play games in the Fun Zone, visit the petting zoo, and take a hay ride farm tour! You can also enjoy concessions such as pulled pork, hot dogs, chips, water, soda, ice cream, and of course strawberry shortcake!

Proceeds from the concessions and wristbands go towards the YF&R Scholarship fund and educational programs.

Old Dover Days is a celebration of Dover, DE’s heritage and culture. Every year, the Delaware Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers enter the parade with their float and hand out candy to those watching the parade.

Meet our Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee

Mollie Lynch, State Chair

Joseph T. Robbins, Vice Chair

Michael Lynch, KCFB

Casey Collier, Secretary

Rebecca Moore, Financial Liaison

Kali Voshell, DEFB State Coordinator

See Us In Action