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Kentucky, United States
Fourth generation beef producer, wife, mother, 4-H & FFA supporter, agriculture advocate, Christian, WKU alum, love livestock shows, basketball, college football, Dallas Cowboys. All things agriculture.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Youth Contests held at Hart County Farm Bureau

     It's that time of year when talented youth members of Kentucky Farm Bureau from across the state meet at their county office to compete in the Outstanding Youth Contest and the Variety Contest. Thursday evening, October 16 was that date for Hart County's contest and it was an enjoyable evening with a great group of contestants.
     The Outstanding Youth Contest is open to youth 15-19 years old whose parents are members of Kentucky Farm Bureau, and both a male and female division contest is held. The contest consists of a personal interview and each contestant presenting a two minute speech about Farm Bureau or agriculture.
     The Variety Contest is open to youth ages 6-19 whose parents are members of Kentucky Farm Bureau, and entries can be individuals or groups and be vocal, instrumental, dance, or drama.
     These contests are a great opportunity for youth to gain experience and confidence in public speaking or performing for an audience. Outstanding Youth Contest participants also learn about advocating for agriculture and see how important it is for the industry. 
     The winners of the Hart County contests go on to the district contest on November 3,  for the opportunity to represent the district at the state competition held during the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation state meeting, December 3-6, in Louisville. 
     There were four contestants in the Outstanding Youth Contest, Ellen Metcalfe, Tricia Childress, Zack Nichols, and Blake Quiggins.  Tricia Childress and Blake Quiggins were the winners and will represent Hart County Farm Bureau at the district contest.
The 4 contestants in the Outstanding Youth Contests are all members of the Hart County FFA Chapter and enjoyed talking and relaxing before the contest began. Pictured above, left to right, Ellen Metcalfe, Tricia Childress, Zack Nichols, and Blake Quiggins.

Tricia Childress and Blake Quiggins

    The Variety Contest was filled with great talent with both vocal and instrumental entries.The following were contestants:  Kaylee Childress, Jenna and Ava Logsdon, Candace Logsdon, and Tricia Childress. Tricia Childress won the Variety Contest and will advance to the district contest. Jenna and Ava Logsdon were second.
     Good luck to these youth representing Hart County at the district contest!

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