News - LaRue Couple Wins National Award
A LaRue County couple have won a national contest for agricultural excellence conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Aaron and Ashley Reding of Hodgenville, Kentucky, won a Dodge truck for being named winners of the annual Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award. The Redings represented Kentucky in the contest that involved more than 40 state winners. The announcement came at AFBF's annual meeting in Seattle.
The Redings have a large scale row crop operation and are heavily involved with various agriculture groups. They are directors of LaRue County Farm Bureau and Aaron is president of the Kentucky Soybean Association. They have three children, ages 9, 4 and 1.
The Redings are the second Kentuckians in four years to win the prestigious award. John and Jill Mahan of Fayette County were selected at the 2007 annual meeting.
The Redings said they were stunned by the honor.
"We are really overwhelmed," said Aaron. "It is a tremendous honor to compete against top-notch people from throughout the nation. We were stunned when they called our name. We certainly didn't expect to win."