Cameron Edwards wins Excellence in Agriculture awardPosted on Dec 4, 2015
The Excellence in Agriculture competition awards first, second and third place distinctions each year 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. Candidates for this contest, although furthering the message and vitality of agriculture in the state, must not have the majority of their income subject to normal production risks associated with farming.
For the win, Edwards will go on to represent Kentucky in national competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual convention, held in Orlando, FL, January 8-13, 2016. Edwards was presented with a John Deere Gator, courtesy of Farm Credit Mid-America, and an expenses-paid trip to the AFBF annual meeting.
Edwards is the manager of an environmental services company that collects reusable bio materials and processes them to be used at facilities that produce alternative fuels. He has also worked in the family agri-torism business and has participated in many agricultural training programs including the AFBF Grassroots Outreach Advocacy team and the Partners in Agricultural Leadership training program.
Second place in the contest went to Clint Hardy of Daviess County. He was awarded $400 courtesy of KFB. Stephen and Ashley DeBord of Pulaski County placed third and received $300 from KFB.
When Edwards competes for top national honors next month in Orlando, he will be vying for his choice of either a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado or 2016 GMC Sierra, courtesy of General Motors, and a paid registration to the 2016 AFBF Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Conference in Kansas City, MO, February 12-15, 2015. Three national runners-up will receive a Case IH Farmall 45A, courtesy of Case IH, a $2,500 cash prize and $500 in STIHL merchandise, courtesy of STIHL.