Thursday, September 3, 2020

NOYF Application Deadline Extended to Oct. 5, 2020

 NACAA Members,

The National Outstanding Farmers of America have extended their deadline for applications for the National Outstanding Young Farmers program until October 5, 2020. This program is an incredible opportunity for farmers under 40 years of age and their Extension Agents. Please nominate your eligible young farmers.

The following criteria must be met during the nomination process:

  • All nominees must be submitted on the official Outstanding Young Farmers Nomination Form, found on the Outstanding Farmers of America website -  
  • Be postmarked before October 5, 2020
  • Nomination forms should be completed on the form downloaded from the website, not handwritten .

  To qualify:

  • Nominees must be between the ages of 21 and 40, not becoming 41 prior to January 1 before the NOYF Awards Congress.
  • Nominees must be actual farm operators, deriving a minimum of two-thirds of their income from farming.
  • Nominee must email or mail the completed NOYF nomination form.
  • The submission addresses as well as additional information about the National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress and program can be obtained by visiting

  All NOYF Awards Program participants are judged on personal contributions in the following categories:

  • Progress in agricultural career (50%)
  • Extent of soil and water conservation practices (25%)
  • Contributions to the well-being of their community, state, and nation (25%)

Call me at 706-465-2136 or email me at with questions.



Tammy Cheely

NACAA Liaison to NOYF

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