GFB News Magazine

YF&R members represent Ga. well at AFBF

Posted on February 21, 2020 12:00 AM

Georgia Farm Bureau had a good showing in the Young Farmers & Ranchers contests at the  AFBF Convention.

Colquitt County members Preston and Kendall Jimmerson were named to the top 10 in the AFBF YF&R Achievement contest, which honors YF&R members for their farms. Judges interviewed each of the top 10 competitors and considered their written applications.

The Jimmersons raise 1,600 acres of cotton, 475 acres of peanuts and 200 acres of corn. They also double-crop spring and fall cabbage on about 180 acres.

Morgan County members Jason and Rachel Kinsaul placed in the top 10 of the AFBF YF&R Excellence in Agriculture event. This competition recognizes young agriculturalists who earn the majority of their income off the farm. Rachel is an ag teacher/ FFA advisor at Morgan County High School. Jason is an ag lender for Rabo Agrifinance working with clients across the Southeast.

For their event, the Kinsauls delivered a presentation describing their advocacy work for agriculture, their efforts to recruit and help young farmers through their jobs and their Farm Bureau activities.

Morgan County member Kaitlyn Marchant talked her way into the third of four rounds of competition in the AFBF YF&R Discussion Meet. The discussion meet simulates a committee meeting in which participants are evaluated on their ability to exchange ideas and information on predetermined topics. Marchant is an ag education teacher/FFA advisor at Morgan County High School.

During the national convention, GFB was recognized as an Awards of Excellence state for demonstrating outstanding achievements in all four program areas: advocacy; engagement/outreach; leadership/business development; and membership value.