Ty Jones and Brooklyn Felts Win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth ContestPosted on Dec 1, 2023
Ty Jones of Allen County and Brooklyn Felts of Nicholas County were awarded top honors in the Kentucky Farm Bureau 2023 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest.
Jones and Felts were selected from 22 district finalists out of approximately 350 young people who competed in county and district contests over the past several months. At each level, the competition consists of two portions: a personal interview and a two-minute prepared speech related to agriculture or Farm Bureau. Contestants are judged by three people with backgrounds in youth work and/or agriculture.
Judges heard speeches and spoke with finalists for personal interviews, awarding points for each contestant’s leadership record, conversational ability, and scholastic achievement. KFB gave both winners a $3,500 college scholarship, luggage, and watch for winning the contest.
Runners-up in the contest were Caroline Mattingly of Calloway County and Aiden Manley of Menifee County. They each received a $300 cash award and leather portfolio.
All 22 contestants received luggage pieces and $100 for winning district competitions.