AgriVisions Emerging Farmer

Emerging Farmers Class of 2022

The key objective of the Growing American Farmers and Ranchers® AgriVisions® Emerging Farmer and Rancher Program is to educate and provide leadership to expand the opportunities available in agriculture.

As a participant, you will:
• Expand your knowledge of the Ag industry
• Expand your knowledge of capital, break evens, marketing, and aspects of financing
• Grow a stronger appreciation and understanding of the resources in Agriculture
• Enhance your self-confidence, personal development, responsibility and leadership skills
• Appreciate the need to be a life-long learner in Agriculture
• Network with other farmers, ranchers, and industry leaders around the area

Register Now for the 2025 session

By taking part in this program you will learn new skills, make new friends, and yes, get your brain jump started. See below what previous participants have to share about this program.

Complete the application today!

It is expected you will actively participate in all meetings and activities with:
• An open and inquiring mind
• A willingness to learn
• A respect for opinions not in agreement with your own
• A commitment to greater service for the betterment of agriculture in your community and state

The time commitment involved is seven days during 2025. We do want you to be involved and want you to realize missed sessions affect the other attendees as well as presenters. It is realized you have responsibilities to your families, professions and organizations, and sometimes conflicts occur and are unavoidable. First Dakota would like to be notified no later than five days before a session if you will not be present.

2025 Sessions and Dates:

March 2025
Mitchell - Recordkeeping, financial reporting, enterprise analysis, and financial based management decision making
Overnight session - one full day and one half day

June 2025
Brookings - Marketing (tools and plans) and family business management and transition
Overnight session - one full day and one half day

Late July or early August 2025
Field Experience - Premier ag related tours
Overnight session - two full days and one half day

Late November or early December 2025
Sioux Falls - Economic outlook, leadership and strategic planning
Overnight session - one full day and one half day

Why should I apply for this program?

As stated by Andrew Streff from Salem:
I would recommend this program because I learned how to operate my family farm like a business. The program showed me all the necessary tools I need to be successful. This program solidified why I am farming today. I also gained confidence.