Kentucky Family Wins Top Honor from American Farm Bureau FederationPosted on Jan 13, 2021
(Louisville, KY – January 13, 2021) Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County won a top honor during the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) virtual convention today, being named winners of the Young Farmers & Ranchers “Achievement Award.” After winning Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “2020 Outstanding Young Farm Family” honor, they were entered to compete with young farm families from across the country and were ultimately awarded the top prize.
The award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who have excelled in their farming or ranching operations and have exhibited superior leadership abilities. Applicants are evaluated on a combination of their agricultural operation’s growth and financial progress, Farm Bureau leadership and leadership outside of Farm Bureau.
The Raglands have a hog, corn, wheat, and soybean farm and employ a team of 13. Caleb handles a variety of business and marketing work while Leanne homeschools their three young boys and manages daily office work and social media for the farm.
“We are humbled by this honor,” said Caleb. “We owe so much to the support of our Farm Bureau family and to the many others who have encouraged and supported us on our journey.”
As winners of the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers “Achievement Award”, the Raglands will receive a new Ford truck, courtesy of Ford. They will also receive paid registration to the 2021 AFBF FUSION Conference.
For more information about the American Farm Bureau Federation Virtual Convention, visit annualconvention.fb.org.