Safety Poster Program: For more than 50 years, the Kansas Farm Bureau has sponsored an annual Safety Poster Program in an effort to reduce accidents by developing “safety-minded” youth. Nearly 30,000 youth in grades one through six participate statewide each year. Posters are judged at the county Farm Bureau level with the winning poster from each of the three divisions (grades 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6) submitted for judging at the state level.
ENR Program: The Natural Resources Award encourages and recognizes environmental protection measures and conservation practices used on farms and ranches. Each year the Douglas County Farm Bureau nominates one family as the NER Family of the Year and honors them with the Natural Resouces Award at the annual meeting held in October. Honorees from each county are then considered for district and state competition. To nominate an individual, or enter yourself, contact our office. email@example.com.
Centennial & Sesquicentennial Farm Program: This program honors those family farms that have passed down their heritage for more than a century. Family farms whose current owner/operator is related to the owner/operator of the farm in 1915 or before are recognized at the Douglas County Farm Bureau annual meeting.
-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.
Scholarship Program: All members of Douglas County Farm Bureau and their dependents are eligible to apply for a scholarship if attending an accredited four year college/university, junior college or vocational/technical school. Each year our board of directors issues nearly $4,000.00 worth of scholarship money. Applications for this program will be uploaded annually during the application period. You may also check with our office or email our staff with further requests. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pasture ID Program: 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.
Ag in the Classroom: 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 email@example.com
Farm Family of the Year Program: 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.
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