Stacy Vincent wins Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet

Posted on Dec 8, 2012
Louisville, KY (December 8, 2012)– Stacy Vincent of Fayette 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.

Stacy Vincent (center), winner of the 2012 Discussion Meet at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville, is presented with his award by David S. Beck, KFB Executive Vice President (right), and Stacy Lowe, director of Young Farmer program (left).

Vincent bested 14 other entrants in the event, bested 14 other entrants in the 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 Nashville, Tennessee, as part of the 94th American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting, January 13-16, 2013. Winners of the national contest will have their choice of either a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado or a 2013 GMC Sierra, courtesy of GM and a paid registration to the 2013 AFBF Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, February 8-11, 2013. Three national runners-up will receive a Case IH Farmall 55A, courtesy of Case IH, a $2,500 cash prize and a STIHL Farm Boss chainsaw, courtesy of STIHL.

Runner-up in the state meet was Vince Gill of Carlisle County, who received $1,000 cash from KFB.

The two other finalists in the state-level contest were Mike Meyer of Harrison County, and Janella Miller, of Pulaski County. They each received $200 cash awards from KFBKFB’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: “Certain sectors of agriculture are labor intensive and rely heavily on immigrant workers. What is a fair and balanced immigration policy?”

With nearly 500,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 1,700 members attended KFB’s 93rd annual meeting, December 5-8, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements as well as adopt policy for 2013.

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