Meet the Georgia Farm Bureau members who will represent Georgia in the Young Farmers & Ranchers competitions at the American Farm Bureau Convention in Austin, Texas, Jan. 17-21: Preston & Kendall Jimmerson, Jason & Rachel Kinsaul and Kaitlyn Marchant. The Jimmersons are in the running for the national Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. The Kinsauls will compete for the YF&R Excellence in Ag Award. Marchant is a contestant in the discussion meet contest.
What’s their motivation? The top four competitors will receive:
1st Place: A new Ford vehicle ($35,000 maximum value) & paid registration to the 2020 AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference, courtesy of Ford
2nd Place: a Case IH Farmall 50A, courtesy of Case IH
3rd Place: Case IH 40” combination roll cabinet & top chest; $500 Case IH parts card, courtesy of Case IH + $2,200 worth of Stanley Black & Decker merchandise (PROTO, DeWalt, Stanley, Lenox & Irwin), courtesy of Stanley Black & Decker
4thPlace: Case IH 40” combination roll cabinet & top chest; $500 Case IH parts card, courtesy of Case IH
While AFBF doesn’t offer a YF&R Member of the Year Award, we’re highlighting Walt Pridgen as the state winner because of the fantastic ag advocacy work he’s doing.