Linda McClanahan wins Excellence in Agriculture award

Posted on Dec 6, 2013
Louisville, KY (December 6, 2013) – Three Excellence in Agriculture Awards were presented at the Young Farmer Luncheon held during the 94th Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.

Linda McClanahan (center right) received the 2013 Excellence in Agriculture Award at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 94th annual meeting, held in Louisville. The award was presented by Mark Haney, KFB President (left), Bill Johnson, CEO of Farm Credit Services Mid-America (center left), and David S. Beck, KFB Executive Vice President (right).

In the awards program’s 12th year, Linda McClanahan of Mercer County won top honors and will go on to represent Kentucky in national competition at the 95th American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual convention, held in San Antonio, Texas, January 12-15, 2014. McClanahan was presented with a John Deere Gator, courtesy of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, and an expenses-paid trip to the AFBF annual meeting.

McClanahan is a Mercer County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. She also produces a daily radio program on WHBN, writes an article each week for The Harrodsburg Herald, creates industry-focused newsletters for her farming community audience, and offers her expertise as a guest columnist in the Mercer County Cattlemen’s Association newsletter.

Second place in the contest went to Aaron and Melissa Miller of Hardin County. They were awarded $400 courtesy of KFB. Clint Hardy, of Daviess County, placed third and received $300 from KFB.

When McClanahan competes for top national honors next month in San Antonio, she will be vying for their choice of either a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado or 2014 GMC Sierra, courtesy of GM and a paid registration to the 2014 AFBF Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 7-10, 2014. Three national runners-up will receive a Case IH Farmall 45A, courtesy of Case IH, a $2,500 cash prize and a STIHL Farm Boss chainsaw, courtesy of STIHL.

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