Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 Maryland Farm Bureau Ambassador program, a scholarship and leadership development initiative 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 2023 – December 2024.
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 March.
Contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 21 (by Sept. 15, 2023), pursuing either a two- or four-year college degree, trade school or in the workforce. Each county Farm Bureau is eligible to nominate one female and one male nominee. Of those, a judging panel will evaluate contestants based on interviews. Finalists will be called to take part in the final selection at Maryland Farm Bureau’s annual meeting on December 2 – 3. Contestants will take part in a “Discussion Meet,” with the winner being announced at the annual meeting.
Please share this link to the application, or fill out the form below, with any individual you feel would make a great representative for Maryland Farm Bureau. Student membership nominees are also welcome. Applications are due by 4:00 PM on September 15, 2023. Previous finalists, meaning they competed at the annual meeting, are unable to compete.
Please contact Parker Welch, director of organization, for more information.
For a PDF version of the application, please click here.