Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth and Variety Contests Winners Announced

2016 Participants (L to R): Abby Frasure, Lexie Fields, Breanna Blackburn, Whitney Powers, Lauren Wash, Madison Wash, Jessica Clark, Sophie Grigsby, Anna Rose, Casey Meredith, Austin Thornberry, & Noah Platt2016 Winners & Runner-up (L to R):  Abby Frasure, Lauren Wash, Anna Rose, Casey Meredith, & Austin Thornberry

The Anderson County Farm Bureau Federation hosted its annual Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth (OFBY) & Variety Contest at the Anderson County High School on Tuesday, September 13th.   OFBY contestants must be 15 to 18 years old, be a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau and represent the county in which the parent/guardian has their membership.

The OFBY contest consists of a personal interview and delivery of a 2-minute prepared speech related to agriculture or Farm Bureau.  There were 4 contestants in the OFBY contest. The female winner of the 2016 OFBY contest is Anna Grace Rose, daughter of Sheila & Harry Rose.  The male winner of the 2016 OFBY contest is Casey Meredith, son of Janice and Kerry Meredith.  The male runner-up of the 2016 OFBY contest is Austin Thornberry, son of Kelly & Tim Thornberry of Frankfort.

The variety portion of the contest involves the presentation of a performing art.  Variety contestants must be between the ages of nine to 18 years of age and also be a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau and represent the county in which the parent/guardian has their membership. There were 8 acts in the variety contest. The 2016 variety contest winner is Abigail Frasure, daughter of Natalie & Chris Frasure.  The runner-up of the 2016 variety contest is Lauren Wash, daughter of Adrienne & Ben Wash.

All participants received a cash prize.  The winner in each category received $100 and the runner-up received a $75 prize.  The winners will participate in the Anderson County Farm Bureau annual meeting, to be held at Eagle Lake, on October 10th.  They will, also, compete in the district Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth & Variety Contest at Anderson County High School on Thursday, October 27th.  Winners in the district contest will compete on the state level in December.  The state winner will receive several prizes, including a $2,000 scholarship, luggage, and a trip to Washington D.C.

-Written and photos by Brenda Barnes

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