Youth Speech Contest 2019

Submission Deadline September 13, 2019

Dade County Farm Bureau holds a Youth Speech Contest annually. The winner receives a cash prize and moves on to the District 8 Youth Speech Contest. If chosen winner of district, the student then receives a paid trip to the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting to compete for the state title for the Youth Speech Contest held by Florida Farm Bureau.

Click below for rules and regulations and application 

Youth Speech Contest

Alicia Melendez, 10th grade South Senior High
Speech: How to Integrate Apps in Farming

Congratulations! to 2018's youth speech contest winner, Alicia Melendez from South Dade Senior High School. 

Cultivating Dreams Scholarship

Application deadline submission is March 31, 2019

“Cultivating Dreams” $1,000 Scholarship, sponsored by the Dade County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, strives to provide children the local agriculture and scientific exposure to see the world through curious eyes and learn the value of Miami-Dade County agricultural community.

Click on the link below to download the application and submit to Attention: Carol Harris, Chair and cc: Jacqueline Rosado at

Ag Literacy Day 

The annual reading event is a chance for farmers, ranchers, University of Florida IFAS extension and 4-H agents and master gardeners, FFA teachers and students and agriculture industry representatives to go into elementary classrooms and read a children’s non-fiction book about Florida’s livestock and poultry industry to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. This year’s book is titled Drive Through Florida: Aquaculture and Seafood.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services employees, University of Florida IFAS Extension Agents, 4-H Agents and Master Gardeners, Florida Farm Bureau members, Florida Cattlemen and Cattlewomen members, FFA teachers, students and other agriculture industry representatives are invited to read and are asked to schedule their classroom visits with schools at least two weeks before their readings.

Dade County Farm Bureau participates every year. If you are interested in having a reader come to your school please call us at 305-246-5514!

Ag Literacy Day starts November 13, 2018 and thereafter, throughout the year.

DCFB Women's Committee is reading to:  Cutler Ridge Elementary, Peskoe Elementary Southside Elementary 

Community Service Hours

Dade County Farm Bureau offers many volunteer opportunities for students. As a non-profit organization, DCFB is always in need of volunteers for the many events put on and supported by the organization. Event highlights include the Miami Dade County Youth Fair, The Ag, Cattle and Horse Show, and the DCFB BBQ just to name a few. Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country.The intangible benefits alone—such as pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment—are worthwhile reasons to serve. In addition, when we share our time and talents we:

Solve Problems, Strengthen Communities, Improve Lives, Connect to Others, and Transform Our Own Lives! If you are interested in volunteering for the Dade County Farm Bureau please contact Jacqueline Rosado at or call 305-246-5514.