Kentucky Farm Bureau Announces Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest Winners

Posted on Dec 5, 2019

(Louisville, KY – December 5, 2019) Madison Goodlett of Spencer County and Dylan Driskell of Garrard County were awarded top honors in the 2019 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest, which was held during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Annual Meeeting at the Galt House in Louisville.

Goodlett and Driskell were selected from 22 district finalists out of more than 300 youth who competed in county and district contests over the past year. A personal interview and a two-minute prepared speech related to agriculture or Farm Bureau was required for each person. The contestants were then judged by three individuals with backgrounds in youth work and/or agriculture.

Vickie Bryant of the KFB State Women’s Advisory Committee (far left), Mark Haney, KFB President (second from left), Drew Graham, KFB Executive Vice President (second from right), and John Sparrow, Executive Vice President and CEO of KFB Insurance (far right) present awards to the winners of the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest, Madison Goodlett of Spencer County and Dylan Driskell of Garrard County (center).

Judges heard speeches and met with finalists for personal interviews during the contest on Thursday. Points were awarded for each contestant’s leadership record, conversational ability and scholastic achievement. Both winners were given multiple prizes, including a $2,000 college scholarship and an expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the KFB Congressional tour in 2020.

Runners-up in the contest were Brady Lawson of Morgan County and Eizabeth Jones of Russell County. They each received a $200 cash award.

Congeniality awards, which were voted on by their fellow contestants, were won by Mallory White of Union County and Dylan Driskell of Garrard County. KFB awarded them with $100 cash prizes for the honor.

The 22 district finalists who competed at KFB’s annual meeting included:

Arielle Evans (Trigg County), Logan Mattingly (Calloway County), Mallory White (Union County), Maxwell Bauserman (Christian County), Celia Johnston (Grayson County), Luke Jacobs (Butler County), Bethany Schalk (Barren County), Ryan Brown (Warren County), Madison Goodlett (Spencer County), Jonathan Pinkston (Mercer County), Alexis Stephenson (Carroll County), Nick Hockensmith (Franklin County), Elizabeth Jones (Russell County), Hunter Miller (Taylor County), Ansley Cornelius (Madison County), Dylan Driskell (Garrard County), Madison Williams (Clark County), Dustin Liver (Nicholas County), Riley Warner (Bath County), Brady Lawson (Morgan County), Anna McWhorter (Laurel County) and Caleb Ashley (Harlan County).

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


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