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Stacie Anderson wins Ohio Farm Bureau discussion meet

The competition tests subject knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and personal and small group communication skills.

March 16, 2021

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2021 WINNER: The results were announced during the recent YAP Winter Leadership Experience Virtual Conference. Marija Stepanovic/Getty Images

Stacie Anderson of Wood County is the winner of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals 2021 discussion meet competition. The results were announced during the recent YAP Winter Leadership Experience Virtual Conference.  

The discussion meet tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and personal and small group communications skills. It is designed for young agricultural professionals to work together to find solutions around issues facing agriculture today.

0315T1-3615B-374x374.jpgAnderson (left) is a Wood County Farm Bureau member. She and her husband, Brian, grow corn, soybeans and wheat, as well as raise 4,000 meat chickens, 500 laying hens, 200 fresh Thanksgiving turkeys, and a small herd of beef cattle.

Off the farm, Anderson is the agronomy sales manager for Legacy Farmers Cooperative, where she manages sales of all crop nutrients, chemicals, seed and precision products.

As the winner, she receives a $1,000 cash award from Nationwide, an expense-paid trip to the Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting in December and an expense-paid trip to represent Ohio at the national competition during the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Atlanta in January.

After Anderson, the top three discussion meet finalists include, in no particular order, Dirk Dempsey of Jackson County, Abram Klopfenstein of Paulding County and Christine Snowden of Franklin County.

The Young Agricultural Professionals program provides leadership development and professional growth opportunities for Farm Bureau members who are ages 18 to 35. The program hosts the Winter Leadership Experience, a Washington, D.C., leadership experience and conducts the Outstanding Young Farmer, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet contests. Learn more about the program at experienceyap.com.

Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen communities.

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