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Young Farmer & Ranchers Scholarships

YF&R Scholarships

The Yolo County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Scholarships are designed to give financial aid to students residing or attending a high school in Yolo County with a desire to start a career in the agriculture industry or an agriculture-related field. Scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to graduating seniors from a Yolo County High School. This scholarship is based on scholastic achievement, leadership skills, and agriculture involvement.

Please be sure that all applicants submit their applications on or before April 22, 2019 with all of the necessary paperwork.

Any graduating high school senior residing or attending a high school in Yolo County and entering a two year community college or four year college or university and is majoring in an agriculture based or related field is eligible. The student must be enrolled as a full-time student or enrolled in at least twelve (12) academic units per semester or quarter during the year of the scholarship award. Applicants do not need to be a member of Yolo County Farm Bureau to be eligible.


Application instructions

The scholarship application and all required materials must be submitted by or postmarked on April 22, 2019 to:

Mailing Address

Yolo County Farm Bureau
Young Farmers and Ranchers
P.O. Box 1556
Woodland, CA 95776

Physical Address

Yolo County Farm Bureau
69 West Kentucky Avenue
Woodland, CA 95695


Applications and materials not received by or postmarked on April 22, 2019 will not be accepted.

Scholarships will be awarded to students via their school’s financial department and will be directly applied to their tuition. Students are responsible for submitting proof of enrollment and student ID numbers as well as addresses to their school’s financial department in order to receive scholarship monies.

Interviews may be necessary to determine the scholarship recipient. Finalists will be contacted directly to schedule an interview time and date. If you have any questions regarding the YF&R Scholarship, please contact the Farm Bureau office at (530) 662-6316.



Congratulations to the 2019 - 2020 Recipients!

Kassidy Talbot

YF&R Scholarship Recipient Kassidy Talbot

YF&R Scholarship Recipient Kassidy Talbot

Yolo County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Kassidy Talbot has been awarded the Yolo County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship for 2019-2020.

Kassidy was a member of the Woodland Christian FFA Program for four years. She was recently awarded her State Degree.

Kassidy has earned the Blue & Gold Award, 1st place in Advanced Round Robin, 1st place in Sheep Showmanship, Star Chapter Farmer Award, and Champion Breeding Ewe. She has been raising sheep for 4-H and FFA for the past eight years. In 2017, Kassidy started her own floral business for her SAE project. She is Woodland Christian’s FFA President.

Kassidy hopes to receive her PhD in Plant Genetics and pursue a career in Plant Breeding for a seed company. She will be attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall to study Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science.

Congratulations, Kassidy!

Brooke Day

YF&R Scholarship Recipient Brooke Day

YF&R Scholarship Recipient Brooke Day

Yolo County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Brooke Day has been awarded the Yolo County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship for 2019-2020.

Brooke was a member of the Pioneer High School FFA Program for five years. She has recently been awarded her State Degree.

Brooke has participated in FFA for five years, 4-H for eight years, has played softball for two years, and has been involved in many volunteer events such as Team Sammie’s Bunny Drive and Walk For Your Angel. She has been Club President and Teen Swine Leader for Willow Oak 4-H, a Chapter Delegate for Pioneer FFA, and Defensive MVP and Scholar Athlete for Pioneer High School Softball.

Brooke has known since early High School that she is interested in a career in agriculture. Her goal is to graduate with a degree in Ag Business and a minor in Crop Science, and she would like to become an office manager or CEO/COO. She will be attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall to study Ag Business.

Congratulations, Brooke!

Isabelle Tafoya

YF&R Scholarship Recipient Isabelle Tafoya

YF&R Scholarship Recipient Isabelle Tafoya

Yolo County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Isabelle Tafoya has been awarded the Yolo County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship for 2019-2020.

Isabelle was a member of the Woodland High School FFA Program for four years. She was recently awarded her State Degree.

Isabelle has served as Chapter Secretary and Chapter President for Woodland FFA. She has also been a State Finalist on her FFA Vet Science CDE Judging Team for the past four years. She has raised market hogs and lambs for FFA and 4-H.

Isabelle has been inspired by her agriculture teachers and mentors to pursue a career in agriculture. She hopes to teach agriculture and become an FFA Advisor. Isabelle will be attending Chico State in the fall to study Agriculture Science and Education

Congratulations, Isabelle!

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