The 2014 State Convention was held in French Link, IN in December of 2014. Several of our Clinton County board members attended. There were great speakers, positive discussions, and stunning scenery! Lyle Burkhalter & Liz Stitzel also competed in the Young Farmers Discussion Meet.
Clinton County Farm Bureau recently made a donation of jars and supplies to Travis and Gina Sheets, who are missionaries to Liberia. They are building an agriculture education facility, and one of their goals is to teach the locals how to farm successfully in their own country.
On December 7 three Clinton County Young Farmers participated in the Discussion Meet competition at the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention in Indianapolis, IN.
Discussion Meet competitors participate in two rounds of discussion simulating a committee meeting. The top sixteen competitors then participate in a third round of discussion. This year, all three participants from Clinton County made it to the Sweet Sixteen and two, Julie Thelen and Liz Stitzel, were among four finalists in the last round of the competition. Julie, who is an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Clinton Central Jr./Sr. High School, was the winner of this years Discussion Meet.
We are proud of our Young Farmers and look forward to their continued contributions to Farm Bureau and to agriculture in our communities.