Idaho Farm Bureau Federation

01/13/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2021 21:25

Idaho's Marquee Ricks wins AFBF National Discussion meet

Jackie Mundt of Kansas, 2021 Excellence in Ag winner. Credit: Ray Martinez, Martinez Photography

Jackie Mundt of Kansas won the Excellence in Agriculture Award. She will receive a new Ford truck, courtesy of Ford. In addition, she will receive paid registration to the AFBF FUSION Conference, which will be held virtually in March, also courtesy of Ford.

The runners-up in the Excellence in Agriculture contest are Casey and Kelli Snider of Utah. They will receive a Case IH Farmall 50A tractor, courtesy of Case IH. Ann Margaret Hughes of Kentucky won third place, receiving a Case IH 40' Combination Roll Cabinet and Top Chest and a $500 parts card, courtesy of Case IH, as well as a $2,500 Investing in Your Future cash prize, courtesy of American Farm Bureau Insurance Services Inc. In addition, she will take home $1,850 worth of Stanley Black & Decker merchandise, courtesy of Stanley Black & Decker. Fourth-place finalists Jonathan and Kelsey Grimes of Virginia receive a Case IH 40' Combination Roll Cabinet and Top Chest and a $500 Case IH parts card, courtesy of Case IH.

The Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who do not derive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation, but who actively contribute and grow through their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations.

New YF&R Executive Team
Also during the convention, members of the AFBF YF&R Committee elected a new executive team. Jon Iverson of Oregon will be the committee's chair for 2021, taking over the position in March at the end of the FUSION Conference, and will serve for one year. He will also serve a one-year term on the AFBF board of directors. Jocelyn Anderson of California was elected vice-chair and April Castle of Kansas was elected secretary. They will each serve one-year terms.