We celebrate American agriculture. And, we treasure our young farmers and ranchers.

The DTN/Progressive Farmer America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers program recognizes the next generation of entrepreneurs who are building potent agricultural businesses and who bring positive change to their communities. They are successful and creative.

Why not nominate that farmer or rancher today?

America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers accepts nominees who are 40 years old or younger in calendar year 2022, who demonstrate innovation, and who work for community betterment.

Nominations must include one letter of recommendation from a financial institution frequented by the nominee and one letter of nomination from a person familiar with the nominee.

Nominations should include photos or video introducing us to your business and family.

What do we do? We offer a premium prize travel package and a rare opportunity to bring business-altering ideas back to your operation.

Five young farmer or rancher honorees and their guests receive all-expense-paid trips to Chicago to attend the DTN/Progressive Farmer Ag Summit in December 2021. Honorees will be recognized at the Ag Summit and are featured in a special presentation in Progressive Farmer.

Sponsored in part by:


FS Growmark

Dekalb Asgrow

ABYFR Application Form

  • Please answer the following questions:

  • Let us get to know you. Tell us about yourself, your family (go back a generation or two if you want).*

  • Tell us about your farm/ranch. What are your challenges and specialties? Your successes? How are you building your business? *

  • How about innovation? Describe a production or management practice you implemented that positivity impacted your business development.*

  • What inspires you day-to-day about your operation? What keeps you motivated?*

  • Who inspires you? Why?*

  • How are you working to make just one more thing in your community better?*

  • This program is called America’s Best Young Farmer and Rancher. What makes you one of the best of your generation?*

The deadline for nominations is May 28, 2021. Please contact us with any questions. Thanks!
Dan Miller
Senior Editor
Progressive Farmer
2204 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 415
Birmingham, AL 35209
[email protected]
Phone: 205-414-4736 • Fax: 205-414-4705