Young Farmers of Virginia

Interested in Virginia agriculture?

How to Join

How to Join and Why should I become involved???

1. Why have an adult program?

  • Provides a service to the community
  • Promotes good public relations
  • Provides agriculture program with help–scholarships, judges for CDEs, chaperones for field trips, guest speakers, training stations for CDEs, members of agriculture advisory board, and the list goes on…….
  • Provides adults with opportunities to travel to the National Young Farmer Educational Association’s Institute held annually in different parts of the U.S.A. (2004-Orlando,FL 2005-Denver, CO, 2006-Columbus, OH)

2. Who are the YFV?

  • Organization for persons interested or engaged in agriculture or agriculture related occupations (many members/advisors are former FFA or 4-H members)
  • Local, state and national affiliation
  • Sponsored by the Agriculture Education Service and supported by local school divisions
  • Provides instructional, social, and recreational activities
  • Monthly meetings, educational tours/programs, provide support to ag program and members rewarded for achievements

3. How to get started?

  • Determine the need
  • Contact administrators
  • Invite interested individuals, including high school seniors/alumni
  • Dues($7.00/person) for State/National all-inclusive.
    Membership Roster/Dues Form
  • Elect officers and set up meeting times
  • Develop an annual program of activities (monthly events)

4. Member/Association Contests and Awards:

  • Spokesperson for Agriculture – Ag. Stewardship
  • Outstanding Agribusinessperson – Diversification
  • Corn Growing – Farm Business Mgmt
  • Corn Silage – Stewardship Contest
  • Tobacco -Farm & Home Safety
  • Soybean – Membership Development
  • Outstanding Young Farmer – Attendance (at convention)
  • Outstanding Advisor -Outstanding YF Assn.

Download the Membership Roster/Dues Form
Click Here

This is a PDF file and you will need to download Adobe Reader to use it.
Once you download the form, you can:
type in your information, save file, then e-mail it to:

Lexie Holloway
E-mail: cleo2013@vt.edu

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