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Registration open for GFB YF&R Conference, competitions

Registration is underway for the 2019 Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer Leadership Conference, July 17-20 on Jekyll Island. GFB is also taking applications for its YF&R competitive events and the Picture Agriculture photo contest.

Key features for the 2019 conference are: An opening-night fellowship dinner, a new interactive trade show, keynote speakers, educational workshop sessions, interactive children’s program, tons of family-friendly events and the YF&R County Chair development meeting.

 All applications, photo submissions and conference registration should be completed online by June 1 at 5 p.m.

To register for the competitive events - YF&R Achievement in Ag Award, Excellence in Agriculture Award, YF&R Member of the Year, and Discussion Meet – visit

Members interested in the Achievement in Ag Award program should note that the dates for the on-farm interviews have been set for June 20-21.

For the first time, presentations given by the top three Excellence in Agriculture contestants at the conference will be open for YF&R members to attend as spectators.

Also new in 2019, GFB will recognize the YF&R Member of the Year. To learn more about this award, visit

The GFB YF&R Committee is sponsoring the annual Picture Agriculture photo contest. The contest rules, minor release form, and submission information can be found at

The GFB YF&R Committee encourages every county to send a YF&R representative to the conference. Each county Farm Bureau will have two free registrations for first-time attendees. To register YF&R members visit Registration fees are waved for collegiate members. 

For more information contact GFB YF&R Coordinator Erin Nessmith at or 478-474-0679, ext. 5232.