2015 Mercer County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

 

The Mercer County Farm Bureau annual meeting on September 14 was attended by over 250 members.  It was held at the Mercer County Exhibit Hall.   Highlights of the evening included the Youth Contests, the Outstanding Young Farmer Awards, and many other recognitions along with officer and board member elections.

 

More than 250 people attended the 2015 annual meeting.  

 

Our Youth Contestants this year were: Ben Pinkston and Emily Hamilton.
Our Variety Contestants this year were:  Kaylee Miller, Landon Howard (winner) and Presley Boyne (1st runner up).
Our Outstanding Young Farmer award recipient was Aaron Burke of Harrodsburg.  Aaron’s wife, Britt Burke accepted his award on his behalf.

 

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