YBS Program Highlights

Youth Support Program

  • Participation in local, county, district and state premium auctions with annual giving’s in excess of $200,000
  • Area $25 showmanship awards
  • Participate in area trophy auctions
  • Provide judges for district and regional FFA And 4-H speech contests
  • Provide judges for the NW District Star Farmer Award
  • Participate and assist in the National Young Farmers Education Association
  • 4-H/FFA Project Funding Program
  • Coordinate and participate in the State Farm Credit FFA Speech Contest
  • Take One “Off” for the Future
  • Must be 35 years of age or younger
  • Meet or exceed YBS underwriting standards
  • New and existing loans qualify
  • 3 year term limit
  • Borrower will receive: variable interest rate – Tier 1 minus 1%
  • At end of term, revert to interest rate tier borrower qualifies for “Next Generation“ Loan Program
  • Provides assistance to customers for a limited time period, until sufficient progress is made to qualify for conventional loan programs
  • Borrowers must meet the guidelines for the YBS program

Outstanding Young Farm Family Award

  • Must be between the ages of 18-36
  • Recipient must demonstrate excellent practices in production management, financial management, community involvement and leadership
  • Applicants do not have to be members or customers of FCWO to apply
  • First place receives a trip to the National NYFEA Convention. Two runners-up will receive a $500 gift card to their local farm and ranch supply store

Young Farmer Committees

  • Committees comprised of 8-10 members
  • Each member must be between the ages of 18-35
  • Members must operate his or her own farming or ranching operation either on a part-time or full-time basis
  • The goal of the Committee is to generate and facilitate ideas with the purpose of promoting, educating and recognizing Oklahoma’s young farmers and ranchers
  • The Committee is responsible for organizing and promoting informational meetings and young farmer and rancher tours
  • A group of individuals from the Committees will represent FCWO on annual congressional trips FCWO Young Farmer Committees Make an Impact in Washington D.C.
  • 2006 – 2008: FCWO and the Young Farmer Committee members take a trip to Capitol Hill to visit with Senators and Congressmen
  • Some of the highlights from the trips are as follows:
    • Meeting with Farm Credit Council
    • Meeting with Farm Credit Administration
    • Meeting with Senator James Inhofe
    • Meeting with Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns
    • Meeting with Congressman John Sullivan
    • Meeting with Congressman Frank Lucas
    • Meeting with Senator Tom Coburn
    • Meeting with Congressman Dan Boren
    • Meeting with Congresswoman Mary Fallin
    • Meeting with United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • WDC monument and museum tours
Farm Credit Western Oklahoma
Farm Credit Western Oklahoma