INSPIRING OUR FUTURE
It’s a priority at Baltimore County Farm Bureau to give our next generation the tools they need to succeed, while improving the level of food awareness in our communities.
Applications are now open for a new scholarship and leadership development program for Maryland Farm Bureau’s 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-expenses 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, and be nominated by their county Farm Bureau. 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 prepared presentations and take part in the 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.