Logan County Farm Bureau held its 2018 Annual Meeting
Logan County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Saturday, September 8th at the Logan County Extension Office with approximately 180 in attendance. The Logan County FFA prepared and served a grilled steak sandwich dinner. Following the invocation by Russell Poore, the pledge of allegiance to the American flag was led by Thomas Poole.
President Jay Campbell presided over the meeting. Russell Poore introduced special guests Logan County Judge Executive Logan Chick, Logan County Jailor Phil Gregory, Magistrates Drexel Johnson and Jo Orange, Logan County Court Clerk Sherry Wilkins, KYFB Board Member & President of Green County Farm Bureau Larry Clark; KYFB Women’s Chairman, Vickie Bryant from Monroe County; KYFB State Board Member & President of Barren County Farm Bureau, Jay Coleman and KYFB President, Mark Haney from Pulaski County. The Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth and Variety Show judges were Martha & Dennis Arterburn and Sarah Jones from Allen County.
KYFB President Mark Haney gave a brief report of Farm Bureau activities across the state. He shared that this year's Grand Champion Ham was auctioned for a record price of $2.8 million dollars at the KYFB Country Ham Breakfast during the Kentucky State Fair in August, that KYFB is making plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, and that Mr. Drew Graham from Clark County has been appointed to the position of KYFBF Executive Vice President effective Oct 1st following the retirement of Mr. David Beck.
Jay Campbell introduced the 2018 Leadership in Ag and Logan County Farm Bureau Scholarship winner, Jessalyn Robey.
Farm Burea Area 4 Program Director, Joe Rogan introduced the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contestants and the Variety Contestants. The female Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth winner was Rachel Taylor, 1st runner up: Jenna Robertson, 2nd runner up: Ashlyn Tracy and the 3rd runner up was Lindsey Brinkley. The male winner was Crandal Barrow, 1st runner up: Noah Rust and the 2nd runner up was Macon Barrow. The Variety winner was Jenna Robertson, 1st runner up Harley Robertson and the second runner up was Lindsey Brinkley & Madeline Reno.
Wesley Estes introduced our Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders (IFAL) participants Lindsey Allen & Jenna Robertson. They expressed their thanks for being able to attend the conference this year.
Frances Brown presented the nominating Committee Report. The following officers were elected for 2019: President, Jay Campbell; Vice President, Doug Milliken; 2nd Vice President, Frances Brown; Treasurer, Albert Brown; Women’s Chairman, Jennifer Ferris; Women’s Co-Chairman, Karen Milliken and the Young Farmer Chairman, Grant Hildabrand.
Directors elected for a two year term were: John Alcott, Frances Brown, Ray Hughes, Carrell Hughes, Albert Brown, Patsy Poore, Thomas Poole, Jerry Hughes, Jeremy Robertson, Tabitha Robertson, Jay Campbell and Paul Gripshover.
Directors with one year left to serve are: Bobby Dawson, Richard Moore, Jonathan Brown, Gary Jenkins, Jennifer Ferris, Daniel Johnson, Grant Hildabrand, Dwight Grise, Russell Poore, Daniel Gaston, Doug Milliken, Wesley Estes, Karen Milliken and Morgan Hunt.
Jay Campbell presented Albert Brown & Bobby Dawson with a Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau Award. He also presented Chris Milam & Brian Estes with a Distinguished Service to Agriculture award.
The Farm Bureau Scholarship fund received $426.74 in donations.
The KYFB State Annual Meeting will be held at the Galt House in Louisville Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2018.
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