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New Century Farmer

As a New Century Farmer, you will participate in an all-expense paid educational seminar held on the DuPont Pioneer campus in Johnston, Iowa, each July. This is not a monetary scholarship, nor is there a cash award. During the seminar, you will:

  • Learn how farmers can profit from added-value products, the use of technology, new farm business opportunities and building business alliances with other producers.
  • Learn ways to overcome some of the common challenges faced by young farmers.
  • Grow both personally and professionally.
  • Network with your peers—a group of extraordinary young people who are excited about pursuing production agriculture as a career.

Selection Criteria

Selections will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be a student or graduate of a vocational school or college and between the ages of 19-21 with experience in production agriculture.
  • Candidates demonstrate preparation for returning to the career of farming through academic classes, FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects and other training or activities.
  • Candidates demonstrate entrepreneurial abilities with a commitment and enthusiasm for farming as a career.

For more information and application visit the FFA Website.

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How to Apply

Refer to the National FFA site for information about the application process

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