(a) Agribusiness - a business that provides
goods and services for the production, harvesting, processing, marketing and
distribution of agricultural products.
(b) Agriculture - the science and art of
producing, harvesting, processing, and marketing plants and animals useful to
(c) Young Farmer - an
individual who is out of school and whose career objective is to become
established and/or more proficient in agricultural production, agricultural
management or an agribusiness occupation.
(d) Young Farmer Agribusiness Program - a
program that provides educational instruction and opportunities to individuals
interested or engaged in agriculture. The program seeks to increase the
individual's proficiency in agricultural production, management, agribusiness,
and leadership and seeks to meet the mission statement, goals and objectives of
of education implementing a full-time Young Farmer Agribusiness Program shall:
1. Submit to the department by May 1 an
initial application for a full-time Young Farmer Agribusiness Program. The
application shall include the names of at least 75 individuals who are engaged
in farming or an agribusiness occupation and who have interest in the
2. Budget for and request
funds for the Young Farmer Program in the Local Plan/Application for
Technology/Career Preparatory Educational Programs.
3. Receive, contingent upon funding by the
Georgia General Assembly, funds for salary, benefits and travel to support the
Young Farmer Program and provide a minimum of 20 percent of the funds required
for program operation.
available facilities and equipment.
(b) Operation of the program, reporting and
accountability shall be according to the requirements in the
Agricultural Education Standards and Policies Manual,
available from the department.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled
"Young Farmer Program" adopted. F. Nov. 30,
1990; eff. Dec. 20,
Amended: Rule retitled "Young Farmer Agribusiness
(YFA) Program". F. Feb. 17, 1998; eff.