All members of Douglas County Farm Bureau and their dependents are eligible to apply for a scholarship if attending an accredited college/university, junior college or vocational/technical school. Each year our board of directors issues nearly $4,000.00 in scholarship money. Please contact your agent or email our staff with further requests. email@example.com.
This program honors those family farms that have passed down their heritage for more than a century.
-Applicant must be a Farm Bureau member in Douglas County, Kansas.
-Centennial: Ownership within the same family for 100 or more consecutive years, with at least 80 acres of the original Kansas farmland.
-Sesquicentennial: Ownership within the same family for 150 or more consecutive years, with at least 80 acres of the original Kansas farmland.
-Present owner must be related to original owner.
The purpose of this program is to recognize outstanding Farm Bureau families who have distinguished themselves through participation in Farm Bureau programs and leadership, family activities, community and civic service, as well as displaying good farm operation management.
Each year Douglas County Farm Bureau selects a deserving family and honors them at the county annual meeting. The winning application from Douglas County is submitted for one of 10 Kansas Farm Family of the Year awards from Kansas Farm Bureau.
We are excited to have the opportunity to visit local classrooms every year with our exciting Ag related lessons plans. We have educational materials and lesson plans for all grade levels. Teachers may request an "Ag in the Classroom" presentation for their students by calling the County Coordinator at 785-856-3276 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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In a joint effort with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department we have developed an efficient way to identify owners of strayed livestock. This program provides producer identification and allows direct communication between 911 and the producer should your livestock stray from a fenced pasture. Anyone can sign up for this program. Farm Bureau members receive their first sign free and may purchase additional signs for $15 each. Non members may also participate for a $35 registration fee and purchase additional signs for $15. Please call the office for additional information.
VOTE FBF is Kansas Farm Bureau’s political fund to support the campaigns of pro-agriculture candidates for federal and state office. Since its inception in 1993 more than 90% of VOTE FBF-supported candidates have been elected. Only active members can participate in the Vote FBF Process.
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The Ag Ambassador program is open to students who will be seniors in the fall, residing in Douglas County, who is interested in agriculture. Each ambassador will serve a 10-month term starting in October and ending the following July. We will select one ambassador each year. Call or email our office for more information on this program and how to apply.
The Young Farmers & Ranchers program offers opportunities for KFB members between the ages of 18 and 35 years old to connect with their peers through activities, issues and projects geared toward the younger agriculture audience. Get a taste of what’s out there at the annual YF&R Leaders Conference held in the end of January or early February, participate in a competition and get involved in local activities. County programs vary based on the interest of local members. For more information on YF&R click the link below.
4-H is a nationwide program led by state land-grant universities in cooperation with local county/district extension councils. In Kansas, 4-H is the largest youth educational program, aside from public schools. Each of the four H's on the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop in 4-H.
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This program focuses on the fundamentals of today's agriculture, AND you will travel to a few different spots in Kansas so you see agriculture up close with some geographic variety. Our hosts let us visit their operations where they share their agricultural insights. These special Kansans hold the secrets to the program’s success. Their operations are revealing and these hosts are great people to meet.
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Leadership KFB is designed to enhance skills through the design of the curriculum and opportunities provided as a part of the six-part program schedule. The participants of this program will take part in a very personalized and unique learning experience. Each session will provide the participants the chance to gain understanding about their personal leadership style, as well as different approaches to problem-solving and conflict resolution. Additionally, training in communication skills ranging from public speaking to traditional and social media will be a focus of the program. Finally, this program allows participants to engage with issues across the state and learn from the leaders in the industry through experiential sessions and tours.