Celebrating the diversity, productivity, and efficiency of today's agricultural professionals.


Celebrating the Spirit of American Agriculture by creating a platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and fostering friendships.

Outstanding Farmers of America

Fostering Better Urban-Rural Relationships Together

NOYF Awards

We honor the National Outstanding Young Farmers of America through a nation-wide nomination process. Learn more here!

Join Us

With more than 1,000 members nationwide, we cultivate connections to foster relationships among farmers, ensuring the unity and strength of agriculture. 


Join us in championing the mission of uniting farmers committed to sustainability, leadership in their communities, and serving as a unified voice for both current and future agriculture professionals.

About Us

The National Outstanding Young Farmers of America (NOYF) became a national program of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) in 1954. For 57 years, the Jaycees celebrated farmers and enhanced urban-rural agricultural relationships, until the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA) took over the programs administration in 2011. Comprised of past candidates and finalists from the National Outstanding Young Farmers of America award, the OFA with support from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) and the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) work to be a vibrant network of farmers who exchange ideas and foster agricultural relationships. 


Today, more than 1,000 members across the nation utilize their connections with each other in a strong networking format to assist farmers and promote the importance of America’s farming community.


National Outstanding Young Farmers Award

Annually, the OFA accepts nominations from across the nation for the National Outstanding Young Farmer of America Award. Ten finalists are selected and honored at the annual OFA Convention held every February in a different region of the United States.  Four winners are selected, and all finalists and winners are inducted as members into the Outstanding Farmers of America.


Sponsors & Supporters

  • Administered by the Outstanding Farmers of America Fraternity

  • Sponsored by John Deere

  • Founded by the United States Junior Chamber

  • Supported by the National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA) and the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)