GFB young farmers and ranchers shine at AFBF
Georgia Farm Bureau members placed in the top 10 in each of American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers competitive events, held during the AFBF Convention in New Orleans.
Hall County Farm Bureau member Caroline Lewallen finished third nationally in the Excellence in Agriculture Competition, which recognizes young farmers and ranchers who earn the majority of their income from something other than production agriculture. Lewallen’s presentation featured the HallGROWS program she developed through HCFB to improve agricultural literacy among the county’s students. The program has been implemented in several other counties and in other states. The Excellence in Agriculture Award went to Jake and Melissa Raburn of Florida.
Bulloch County Farm Bureau member Becca Creasy finished fourth in the AFBF Discussion Meet, which featured competitors from 36 states. The Discussion Meet features panels of contestants discussing predetermined topics related to agriculture and Farm Bureau in a committee format. Jackie Mundt of Kansas was the national winner.
Will and Heather Cabe of Franklin County advanced to the top 10 in the AFBF Achievement Award competition, which recognizes young farmers and ranchers who earn the majority of their income from production agriculture. Justin and Erica Edwards of North Carolina were the national winners.