New Century Farmer


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Project Description

2019 New Century Farmer

If production agriculture is your career choice, then New Century Farmer may be the program for you. Each year the National FFA Organization selects an elite group of FFA alumni between the ages of 18 and 24 to attend the all-expenses-paid New Century Farmer conference. New Century Farmer provides you with an opportunity to advance your leadership, personal and career skills. During the five-day conference, you and other future producers will learn from each other and industry experts as you discuss the topics and issues that affect today’s production agriculturists.

What You Will Experience at the New Century Farmer Conference:

  • Learning from industry experts on topics that are relevant to young producers.
  • Exploring diverse farm business operations.
  • Getting up-close-and-personal with leaders in agriculture, communications, and business.
  • Networking with a group of other extraordinary young entrepreneurs.
  • Developing a vision statement for the future of your operation.
Why You Should Attend The New Century Farmer Conference

Here are topics that you may learn more about at the New Century Farmer conference:

  • Consumer trends
  • Communication and branding
  • Farm business financing
  • Family succession planning
  • Technology
  • Government regulations
  • Advocacy
2020 Conference

July 12-18th, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa

Is New Century Farmer for You?

Our attendees should:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 24.
  • Have experience in the field of production agriculture.
  • Demonstrate plans to return to a career in production agriculture through work experience, training or other activities including but not limited to academic classes, FFA involvement and/or SAE projects.
  • Be a current or former FFA member or a member of the National FFA Alumni Association.
2019 Attendance
How to Apply

The application process for the 2020 program will open Jan. 15, 2020 at 8 a.m. EST. and all applications must be completed by on or before March 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST.

Step by Step Process:

  1. Prepare before starting the application by reading the Application Rubric and FAQs.
  2. Click here to complete the application.
  3. Complete the application.
Application Rubric