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Outstanding Farmers of America

The Outstanding Farmers of America is comprised of past nominees of the Outstanding Young Farmer Program. The group is designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas and friendship that encourages excellence and involvement in agriculture and the local, state, and national community.


There are approximately 1,500 members of the OFA across the nation who utilize their connections with each other in a strong networking format to assist farmers and promote the importance of America's farming community.


OFA Mission Statement

"To be the premier recognition program by celebrating the diversity, productivity and efficiency of today's agricultural professionals."


OFA Vision

To be a Positive Voice in Agriculture by fostering Strong Relationships by offering the best opportunities in Education and Networking and recognizing efforts in Land Stewardship, Community Involvement and Modern Business Practices.

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2023 NOYF Awards Congress

The 2023 NOYF Awards Congress will be held February 16-19, 2023, in Appleton, Wisconsin, at the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley. 

Registration now available: Click here for more info.


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2022 NOYF Awards Congress

The 2022 NOYF Awards Congress was held February 3-6 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Click the logo for more details.


What's New?

Click to find out the latest happenings in the OFA News.

For the most recent issue of The Spirit newsletter, 

Click Here!

NOYF Awards

Each year, the OFA accepts nominations for National Outstanding Young Farmers. Ten finalists are honored at the annual NOYF Awards Congress held in a different region of the United States each year. Four national winners are selected, and all past nominees are inducted into the Outstanding Farmers of America.

NOYF Winners in the News:

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