The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) committee is made up of Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18-35, who are engaged in agriculture or in the equine industry. This program cultivates Farm Bureau’s next generation through leadership development, advocacy growth and training and networking opportunities.

General Information

This committee provides personal growth to its members by helping them:

  • Acquire cutting edge information through participation in educational conferences;
  • Build a network with fellow farmers, ranchers and agricultural enthusiasts;
  • Earn recognition for achievements in business and leadership; and
  • Continue their professional development.

YF&R Social Calendar *Events subject to change


January 5-10: 2018 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, Nashville TN

February 16-18: 2018 YF&R Leadership Conference, Reno NV

March TBD: New England Young Farmer Games @ The Big E


To add to this we still have Harvest for All activities and fundraising opportunities to nail down; stay tuned! 

2017 YF&R Board Meetings
Anyone is welcome and invited to attend and take part in discussion/planning. Only designated county representatives (2 spots per county) can vote.

Nov. 29 – Location/time TBD. Likely in Framingham before MFBF annual meeting.

To learn more about this committee, please contact the office at