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4 words to describe YEA

Build. Grow. Lead. Advocate. Four words that describe the purpose of Youth Education in Agriculture Committee. These words are also connected and represent the system of the YEA Committee, because without any of these words, the impact of the committee is lessened across the state of Illinois.

  • Build
    • The Youth Education in Agriculture Committee builds a strong foundation for the future of agriculture through the various programs, conferences, and opportunities offered to FFA and 4-H members.
  • Grow
    • The focus on the Youth Education in Agriculture Committee is to provide opportunities for youth in agriculture to find their passions and develop into the people they want to become
  • Lead
    • The Youth Education in Agriculture Committee highlights the importance of leadership starting at a young age, whether it is gaining leadership skills at one of their conferences, or serving as a youth representative on the committee.
  • Advocate
    • The ultimate goal of the Youth Education in Agriculture Committee is to teach young agriculturists a foundation of skills and knowledge about the agriculture industry, empowering them to be advocates of the industry in their home communities and throughout the state.
Mission:

The Youth Education in Agriculture Committee's mission is to build a strong foundation for the future of agriculture by providing opportunities of growth that allow youth the chance to find their passions and develop into the people they want to become. Through participation at conferences, and serving as a representative on the committee, YEA highlights the importance of leadership by building a strong foundation of skills and knowledge. We empower youth to be advocates of the agriculture industry in their home communities and throughout the state.

Who we are:

The Youth Education in Agriculture (YEA) Committee was formed by Illinois Farm Bureau to provide quality programs for agricultural education in Illinois. Leadership and personal and professional development skills are emphasized for 4-H and FFA members to help prepare them for careers in the agriculture industry. The committee is made up of representatives from each member of the Illinois Farm Bureau Family of Companies, as well as youth representatives from 4-H and FFA. The committee plans and organizes programs throughout the year to benefit 4-H and FFA members across the state of Illinois

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