Youth In Ag Award

2021 UFC Youth in Ag Award Program

United Farmers Cooperative believes that the future of agriculture lies with the next generation of producers. Learning about animal nutrition, agronomic fundamentals, and production economics all lay the foundation for successful ag business leaders in the future. County fairs play a vital role in providing this valuable experience for our youth, our communities, and our future.

In place of purchasing animals or projects, United Farmers Cooperative is providing an opportunity for equal support to the county fair participants in our service territory, through the "UFC Youth In Ag Award" program.  Recipients will receive $200 from United Farmers Cooperative during their respective county fair.

Funds are limited and awards will be granted to eligible applicants on a first-come-first-served basis. 

 UFC Youth In Ag Award Eligibility Requirements: (Must meet all of the following criteria):

  • Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a current United Farmers Cooperative Member (Class A or B) OR a child or grandchild of a current United Farmers Cooperative employee.

  • Applicant must be a current member of a 4-H club or FFA club.

  • Applicant's project(s) must be approved by 4-H or FFA club leader.

  • Applications must be fully-completed and submitted by Monday, July 5, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.

General Information:

  • Online applications are preferred, however, paper applications may be picked up and submitted at any UFC location.

  • Applicants will receive notification of their award status prior to their county fair event.

  • Award checks will be presented to each winner at their fair. A UFC marketing team member will contact award winners to arrange a presentation time. 

  • Only one award will be given per applicant, regardless of the number of projects an applicant is showing. 

  • Award winners will be asked to display award signage near their project for the duration of the fair. (Signage provided by United Farmers Cooperative.)

  • Check presentation photographs will be taken for UFC marketing purposes (website, social media, newspaper). The parents/guardians of award winners will be asked to complete and submit the Minor Photo Release, unless a winner's parent/guardian does not authorize the use of the winner's photograph. A member of the UFC marketing team will verify the authorization at the time of check presentation.


Questions? Please contact:

Angie Britten, Marketing Manager
712-370-4417
abritten@united-farmers.com

2021 UFC YOUTH IN AG AWARD APPLICATION

*Please note: Do not exit this form until you are ready to submit the full application. Your changes will not be saved if you leave this page without submitting the form
 
Name of the UFC member/employee you are the child or grandchild of
If relation is a member, please list his/her address. If relation is an employee, please enter "N/A".
If relation is an employee, please list the UFC location where he/she works. If relation is a member, please enter "N/A".
Please describe your project (i.e. project area, type of livestock, process, how much time you have put into the project, etc)
Please describe your project (i.e. project area, type of livestock, process, how much time you have put into the project, etc)
Please describe your project (i.e. project area, type of livestock, process, how much time you have put into the project, etc)
     
  Please attach a short essay of about what you experienced and learned through completing your fair project(s).
1. Why did you choose your project?
2. Did you have any struggles? If so, how did you overcome them?
3. Would you have done anything differently?
4. What did you learn about the business of agriculture?
5. What advice would you give others interested in a similar project?
6. How did you rely on United Farmers Cooperative for your project
 
 
Minor (Child) Photo Release (To Be Completed by Parent/Guardian):   

                    
Please download the UFC Minor Photo Release document located above, and attach completed release by clicking on "Choose File."
Security Code:
Online submissions are preferred.

However, you may also download the application packet and submit at the United Farmers Cooperative location near you!
Printable Application Packet