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Butler County Resident Named Finalist in Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2023 Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Contest

Smithson, resident of Butler County, was named a finalist in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2023 Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture contest.

Louisville, KY – August 10, 2023 – Kentucky Farm Bureau(KFB) is proud to announce the finalists of their 2023 Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture contest. Mr. Caleb Smithson, resident of Butler County, was named a finalist


The competition is an opportunity for young farmers to earn recognition, while actively contributing and growing though their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture. The contest is designed as an opportunity for those who own a role in agriculture but also have other full-time occupations. Applicants demonstrated interest in farming, agriculture education, extension and the agriculture industryContestants were judged on their agricultural work, leadership ability and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations within civic, service and community categories.


We are proud of these young individuals for their hard work, growth and determination through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture,” said KFB President Mark Haney. “We understand the sacrifice and grit this industry demands and we thank each finalist for their acts of service to their communities.”


Each year, KFB awards the Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture accolade, promoted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation (KFBF) Young Farmer Committee, to individuals under the age of 35 who contributed to, and exhibited leadership growth from, consistent involvement in Farm Bureau and other agriculture and civic-oriented organizations. To qualify for this award, contestants must not have most of their income subject to normal production risks associated with farming.


Smithson was one out of three finalistsMr. Matthew Chadwick of Calloway County and Ms. Courtney Jenkins of MorganCounty are also finalists.


You can learn more about Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Young Farmer Program by visiting their website.



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