Young Farmers of Virginia (YFV) Updated:05/2019

About YFV

To deliver programs in agricultural education for out-of-school adults in order to assist them to become established, or to progress in farming or other related agriculture occupations.  Young Farmer members receive many benefits from their membership in local, area, state and national organizations. Not only are educational programs offered, but also social/recreational activities as well as opportunities for community service.

1. 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

2. 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)

3. How to get started?

• Determine the need
• Contact administrators
• Invite interested individuals, including high school seniors/alumni
• Affiliate with the state by listing/paying state dues( $ 5.00/person) for at least 10 members; local dues??? National dues are $15/person. 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.

Click here to download the Membership Roster/Dues Form

Contact Young Farmers of Virginia (YFV)

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Contact Young Farmers of Virginia (YFV)

Lexie Holloway
Executive Coordinator
15400 Shiloh Springs Drive
Spotsylvania, VA  22551
Phone: 540-421-9887

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Virginia