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.
2012 State Discussion Meet Participants
Left to right: Aaron Pedigo, Julie Thelen (state winner), Liz Stitzel (finalist)
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.
Reap What You Know, an agriculture trivia game developed by Aaron and Stacey Pedigo, was featured at the Indiana State Farm Bureau Convention in Indianapolis at this year’s conference. Aaron and Stacey will be representing Indiana at the national conference in Hawaii in January 2012.
The following article also appeared in the Indiana Farm Bureau magazine:
“Reap What You Know!” video game, Clinton County, Ind.
“Reap What You Know!” video game players use Wii remote controls to answer agriculture-based trivia questions. The game, created by two board members, has been used at the county fair to educate the general public and in county schools to introduce Farm Bureau to youths.
Clinton County Farm Bureau board members during the delegate session. In order from left to right: Aaron Pedigo, Dan Lahrman, Pat Burkhalter, and Paul Dorsey