Janella Miller wins Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Discussion MeetPosted on Dec 7, 2013
Janella Miller bested nine other entrants in the event, winning a Kawasaki MULE donated by Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company and Jacobi Sales. She also won a trip to the national finals in San Antonio, Texas, as part of the 95th American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention, January 12-15, 2014. Winners of the national contest will have their choice of either a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado or a 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 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 Mary Courtney of Shelby County, who received $1,000 cash from KFB.
The two other finalists in the state-level contest were Casey Story of Fleming County, and Cameron Edwards, of Webster 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 can Young Farmers & Ranchers work with elected and appointed officials to eliminate unnecessary or excessive regulations placed upon agriculture while ensuring that new regulations are justified based on their costs and anticipated benefits?”
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