Ann Margaret Hughes Wins Kentucky Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award

Posted on Nov 19, 2020
Ann Margaret Hughes of Wayne County is the winner of the 2020 KFB Excellence in Agriculture Award.

Louisville, KY (November 19, 2020) Ann Margaret Hughes from Wayne County has won top honors in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Excellence in Agriculture Awards program for 2020.

Each year, the KFB Excellence in Agriculture competition awards first, second and third place distinctions to individuals or couples under the age of 35 who contribute to, and exhibit leadership growth from, consistent involvement in Farm Bureau and other agriculture and civic-oriented organizations. To qualify, contestants must not have the majority of their income subject to normal production risks associated with farming.

Hughes is the Feed Conversion Manager for Cobb-Vantress, a primary breeder in the broiler industry. She has been active in Farm Bureau for a number of years and was a founding member of her collegiate Young Farmer and Rancher program. She and her husband both work full-time, while still maintaining a beef cow-calf operation.   

Hughes enjoys being active in her community and church. She has served both within and outside of the ag industry in a number of volunteer leadership roles at the local, state and national levels.

Hughes was presented with a John Deere Gator, courtesy of Farm Credit Mid-America. She will represent Kentucky in the national contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation virtual convention in January.

Second place in the contest went to Daniel Carpenter of Hardin County who was awarded $400 courtesy of KFB. Donovan and Terra Pigg of Clark County placed third and received $300 from KFB.

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Cutline:  Ann Margaret Hughes of Wayne County is the winner of the 2020 KFB Excellence in Agriculture Award.