The mission of New York Farm Bureau is "Supporting today’s agricultural needs and creating member opportunities for tomorrow through advocacy and education." The forward looking NYFB vision is "The voice of New York agriculture that unites a diverse farm community and builds a stronger food system and rural economy." Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, volunteer organization financed and controlled by member families for the purpose of solving economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural industry.
New York Farm Bureau is encouraging high school seniors who have been involved with agriculture and plan on continuing studies in this field to apply for the New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in the year the scholarship is offered who will continue their education to prepare for a career in some way connected to the diverse agricultural industry; live or work on a farm or be involved with agriculture via any avenue; family Farm Bureau membership or student Farm Bureau membership is required and may accompany application.