Trisha Campbell of Logan County wins 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Posted on Dec 7, 2019

Louisville, KY (December 7, 2019) Trisha Campbell of Logan County won first place in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers. The Discussion Meet tests entrants on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to respond in a panel-type discussion. The competition was one of the highlighted activities of Friday night’s general session at KFB’s 2019 annual meeting.

This year’s Discussion Meet Question was:

Products like cell-based products have demonstrated the food system is rapidly changing. How can food future food technologies and related products be beneficially integrated into modern agricultural production without hampering the success of traditional products and the farmers and ranchers who grow them?

 (Left to Right) Drew Graham - KFB Executive Vice President, Mark Haney - KFB President, Trisha Campbell - 2019 KFB Discussion Meet Winner from Logan County, and John Sparrow - KFB Mutual Insurance Company CEO and Executive Vice-President.

Campbell participated with three other entrants in the final event Friday evening, winning a Kawasaki MULE donated by Southern Farm Bureau Life and Jacobi Sales.  She also won a trip to the national finals in Austin, TX as part of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention, January 17-22, 2020.  When Campbell travels to Austin next month, she will be competing for prizes including a new Ford truck.

The runner-up in the state Discussion Meet was Brandon Gilles of Daviess County who received $1,000 from KFB.

The additional two finalists in the state-level contest were Jacob Patterson of Pulaski County and Jade Sadler of Hardin County. They each received $200 cash awards from Kentucky Farm Bureau.