Nominate a Farm Bureau woman who is making a difference in agriculture! The Advocate for Agriculture Award is designed to recognize volunteers who are making an impact in Farm Bureau and in agriculture. Nominations are due by November 1 each year.

This recognition awards $500 to the winner and $100 to each of two runners up.

  • Applicants may be nominated by another member of Utah Farm Bureau.
  • Applications will be scored by an independent judging panel comprised of individuals familiar with agriculture, agriculture education and the Farm Bureau Women's Leadership program.
  • Applications may include pictures.
  • Complete the nomination form HERE.

Applicants are not required to participate, nor will they be measured by, participation in all the activities listed below. These serve only as examples.

  • Agriculture Education [Ag in the Classroom, Our Food Link, etc.]
  • Fundraising for Agriculture [Miracle of Agriculture Foundation]
  • Recruiting New Members
  • Serving on County, State, or National Boards
  • Networking with Legislators or County Elected Officials
  • Running for Public Office
  • Testifying on Ag Issues--County, State, or National
  • Advocating on Social Media Channels
  • Writing Op-ed Articles for Publications
  • Media Interviews or Working with the Media
  • Policy Advocacy [Day on the Hill, Washington D.C. Trip]
  • Learning to Become a More Effective Advocate [Attending Women's Leadership ACE Summit, AFBF Convention, UFBF Convention, AFBF Fusion Conferences, etc.]
  • Leadership Development
  • Mentoring New Volunteers

Judging Criteria

  • 50%--Measurable impact of volunteer activities in county Farm Bureau and Agriculture
  • 20%--Instrumental in bringing new volunteers 
  • 20%--Evidence of effective Women's Leadership "Program of Work" Activities
  • 10%--Number of Volunteer Years of Farm Bureau Service
The Award will be presented at the Utah Farm Bureau Convention during the  Miracle of Agriculture Foundation Luncheon.