Applications are now open for a new scholarship and development program for Maryland’s Farm
Bureau member-families. After receiving entries from the county Farm Bureaus,
the state Farm Bureau will choose one female and one male ambassador to
represent Maryland Farm Bureau and the importance of agriculture’s role in the
state from December 2021 – December 2022.
Winners will receive $1,500 over their tenure as the ambassador, representing Maryland Farm Bureau at such
events as the Maryland State Fair and Day-in-Annapolis; reimbursements for
public appearances; and an all-expense paid trip to the American Farm Bureau
Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership conference in February.
Contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 21 (by Sept. 15, 2021), pursuing either a two- or
four-year college degree. Each county Farm Bureau is eligible to nominate one
female and one male nominee. Of those, a judging panel will evaluate
contestants based on virtual interviews. From there, finalists will be called
to take part in the final selection at Maryland Farm Bureau’s annual meeting on
December 4 – 5. Contestants will share their prepared presentations and take
part in a “Discussion Meet,” with the winner being announced at the annual meeting.
Please share this application with full details with your child or grandchild. Student membership nominees are
also welcome. Applications are due by noon on September 15, 2021.
This program replaces the previous Miss Maryland Agriculture program. We look forward to opening up
pathways and learning of the promise of all young agriculturalists in this state.
Please contact Parker Welch, director of organization, for more information