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Nebraska’s Brady Revels enjoys new Ford truck as AFBF Contest winner

After a long wait because of supply issues, Brady Revels of Valley picked up his new Ford Explorer in mid-August. Revels, a Douglas County Farm Bureau member, made history as the first Nebraskan to take home the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Excellence in Agriculture award during their convention in Atlanta, GA, in January.

“I am excited and humbled to have won this competitive contest that includes farmers and ranchers from across the U.S. We ended up using the credit from the F-150 we won and traded it in for a new Ford Explorer instead of a truck. I found out when we went to order the vehicle that it was good for any Ford product, so my wife, Katie, is actually getting a new vehicle instead of me,” Revels said.

The Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who do not derive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation, but who actively contribute and grow through their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations. He was recognized for his ongoing involvement and commitment to agriculture. Revels competed throughout the AFBF Convention against young farmers and ranchers from around the country by demonstrating knowledge, achievement and commitment to promoting agriculture.

“This experience has been a really great opportunity to learn about agriculture in other states, but also highlight some of the cool things we are doing in Nebraska and Douglas County. I am just really grateful to share my experience with Farm Bureau and all the opportunities I’ve been able to have because of Nebraska Farm Bureau,” said Revels.

As an active Douglas County Farm Bureau member, Revels is working with Douglas County Extension and the Omaha Home for Boys on Ag Fest, a program that connects elementary students with the knowledge that their food originally starts on a farm. Douglas County Farm Bureau has sponsored this program for the past six years, and it has already reached approximately 10,000 third graders who have little to no knowledge of agriculture. 

Revels will continue to grow his leadership with Farm Bureau and wants to inspire more young people to be a part of Nebraska Farm Bureau. He will also continue to work on policy development, advocating for agriculture and supporting agricultural education. 

Ford has been a strong partner with the AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers program. As a member benefit partner, Ford offers Nebraska Farm Bureau members a $500 Bonus Cash toward the purchase or lease of a new Ford Maverick, Ranger, F-150 and Super Duty trucks. (You must be a paid Nebraska Farm Bureau member for 30 days prior to purchase.)

To learn more about the Ford benefits, visit or contact your local Ford dealer for more information. To apply or learn more about the YF&R Awards, go to

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