Recently in Racine, Wisconsin, Case IH demonstrated its continuation of support for the next generation of agricultural advocates and leaders by honoring the finalists from each category of the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers awards program. The prizes included three new Farmall 50A tractors and six large tool chests with $500 Case IH parts gift cards to finalists in each category. There were nearly 100 participants total, and 9 of those walked away with these awesome prizes.
Case IH awarded its prizes to the following sets of finalists:
Casey and Stacey Phillips of Virginia
Jenny Freeborn of Oregon
Justin and Lori McClellan of Virginia
Robert and Lindsay Elliot of Tennessee
Wade and Shelby Hampton of Maryland
Jared Knock of South Dakota
Matt Jakubik of Michigan
Ben and Kate Furnish of Kentucky
Cassie Lyman of Arizona
“Case IH is happy to recognize these outstanding individuals as they continue advocating for agriculture, educating and engaging others on and off the farm. We are excited to watch these young leaders as they continue using their passion to fuel the innovations that will make up the future of our industry.”- Dave Henderson, Case IH livestock marketing manager.
The winners were announced at the AFBF’s 99th Annual Convention held this week in Nashville, Tennessee. Award criteria included involvement in agriculture, leadership abilities and participation in Farm Bureau and other community organizations.