Youth In Ag Award

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


Thank you for your interest! The 2021 application window is now closed. Please contact Angie Britten, Marketing Manager, at or 712-370-4417 with any questions.