Kirby Green from Daviess County wins Excellence in Agriculture Award

Posted on Dec 9, 2019

Kirby Green from Daviess County has won top honors in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Excellence in Agriculture Awards program for 2019. She received the award during the organization’s recent Annual Meeting at the Galt House in Louisville.

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.

Kirby Green of Daviess County accepts the Excellence in Agriculture Award at the 2019 Young Farmer Luncheon during the 100th KFB Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY.

Kirby worked on her family farm for 18 years where she learned to understand the efforts needed to keep farms sustainable. Today, she is an agribusiness professional where she helps farmers grow their crops and their profits. Kirby also helps young professionals stay sharp by hosting a podcast and a blog. She enjoys being active in her community, leading on local and state boards, serving in the church and mentoring a group of young women in agriculture.

Green was presented with a John Deere Gator, courtesy of Farm Credit Mid-America, and an expenses-paid trip to the AFBF annual meeting. Green will also represent Kentucky in the national competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual convention, held in Austin, TX, January 17-22, 2020.

Second place in the contest went to Ann Margaret Hughes of Wayne County who was awarded $400 courtesy of KFB. Evan Kyle Trowbridge of Marion County placed third and received $300 from KFB.