Kirby Green of Daviess County Wins American Farm Bureau Federation's Excellence in Agriculture Award

Posted on Jan 20, 2020

Daviess County’s Kirby Green won the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers “Excellence in Agriculture Award” against strong competition from around the country during the 2020 AFBF Annual Convention.

This award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who do not derive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation, but who actively contribute and grow through their involvement in agriculture, their leadership ability and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations.

Kirby Green from Daviess County (left) received the Young Farmer & Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award at the American Farm Bureau Federation
Kirby Green from Daviess County (left) received the Young Farmer & Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st annual convention held in Austin, TX. 

Green, who was also the winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2019 “Excellence in Agriculture Award,” is an agribusiness professional who helps farmers grow their crops and their profits. She also helps young professionals stay sharp by hosting a podcast and a blog. Green 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.

As the winner of this national competition, Green was presented with a new Ford truck, courtesy of Ford Motor Company, and a paid registration to the 2020 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference in Louisville, KY, March 13-16.

“It is such an honor to be named the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Excellence in Agriculture winner. There were so many great participants from all across the country competing this year, and I appreciate and thank each one for their efforts in our agricultural industry,” she said. “I also want to thank Kentucky Farm Bureau for their guidance and support throughout this year and every year that I have been involved. Farm Bureau is a true family and I’m so glad to be a part of it.”