Randy Adams wins Kentucky Farm Bureau's Discussion MeetPosted on Jan 31, 2016
Louisville, KY (December 5, 2015) – Randy Adams of Anderson County won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The event was one of the highlighted activities of last night’s general session during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.
Adams bested three other entrants in the final event, winning a Kawasaki MULE donated by Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company and Jacobi Sales. He also won a trip to the national finals in Orlando, FL., as part of the 97th American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention, January 8-13, 2016. Winners of the national contest will have their choice of either a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado or a 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, 2016. Three national runners-up will receive a Case IH Farmall 55A, courtesy of Case IH, a $2,500 cash prize and $500 in STIHL merchandise, courtesy of STIHL.
Runner-up in the state Discussion Meet was Kyle Kelly of Owen County, who received $1,000 cash from KFB.
The two other finalists in the state-level contest were Mary Courtney of Shelby County and Cody Rakes of Fayette County. They each received $200 cash awards from KFB.
KFB’s Discussion Meet tests entrants on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to respond in a panel setting to differing points of view. The topic debated by the four finalists was: “How do we balance agriculture’s water needs with maintaining vibrant communities? How do historical water rights influence this discussion?”