Justin Hobbs and Erica Rogers win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest

Posted on Dec 6, 2013
Louisville, KY (December 6, 2013) – Justin Hobbs of Breckinridge County, and Erica Rogers, of Calloway County, were awarded top honors in the 2013 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest, sponsored in part by AT&T. Both winners were recognized during the December 5 general session of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 94th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

Justin Hobbs (left center) and Erica Rogers (right center) received the 2013 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth award from Betty Farris, First Vice Chair of the KFB Women’s Committee (left), and David S. Beck, KFB Executive Vice President (right)

Justin Hobbs and Erica Rogers were selected from 22 district finalists out of approximately 400 young people who competed in county and district contests over the past several months. Judges met with finalists for personal interviews during the annual meeting, awarding points for each contestant’s leadership record, conversational ability and scholastic achievement. KFB gave both Erica and Justin a $2,000 college scholarship, an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., on the KFB Congressional Tour in February 2014, a luggage set and watch for winning the contest.

Runners-up in the contest were Cody Burke of Fleming County, and Lilly Robertson of  Logan County. They each received a $200 cash award and digital camera from KFB. Congeniality awards, which were voted on by their fellow contestants, were won by Justin Hobbs of Breckinridge County, and Sara Chism of Meade County. KFB awarded both of them with $100 cash prizes for the honor.

The 22 district finalists who performed at KFB’s annual meeting included:  Jacob Barnett, Spencer County; Sidney Boots, Campbell County; Caleb Brannon, Calloway County; Darilyn Browning, Spencer County; Cody Burke, Fleming County; Sara Chism, Meade County; Gared Dalton, Russell County; Justin Hobbs, Breckinridge County; Julia Little, Boyle County; Ryvers Loomis, Laurel County; Michaela Mineer, Fleming County; Jessica Murch, Henderson County; Monica Poindexter, Cumberland County; Thomas Poole, Logan County; Isaac Renner, Lincoln County; Lilly Robertson, Logan County; Miranda Robinson, Greenup County; Erica Rogers, Calloway County; Jacob Sifers, Pike County; Luke Trapp, Campbell County; Cable Wilson, McLean County; and Teddy Woods II, Clay County.

All 22 contestants received luggage pieces and $100 for winning district competitions.

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