What an exciting time to be a Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R)! With representation from four college campuses and universities, the growth of our collegiate discussion meet over the past year was a big success and achieved one of the goals that we set as a state committee. Another tremendous success was witnessing our second Excellence in Agriculture winner, Mike Miron, take home the grand prize as murmurs of “back to back” sounded from the gleeful Minnesota section of the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention. Using the momentum of success, our committee refined and honed our goals for 2016 as we seek continued growth and outreach on our college campuses, and increased participants in all our YF&R contests. Just as we built on success to create new goals, I believe the same method can be adapted and applied to our farms as we embark upon another growing season.