Hall, a business service officer for BB&T in Owensboro, bested 13 other entrants in the event, winning the choice of a Kawasaki 4x4 ATV or a Kawasaki Mule donated by Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. He also won a trip to the national finals next month, as well as $500 from Dodge Division of DaimlerChrysler. In addition, Jacobi Sales, Inc. awarded him a voucher for Kawasaki accessories.
Runner-up in the meet was Curt Divine, of Union County, who received $1,000 cash from KFB.
The two other finalists in the state-level contest were Jonathan Shell, of Garrard County, and Cameron Edwards, of Webster County. They each received $200 cash awards from KFB.
KFB's Discussion Meet tests entrants on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to respond in a panel setting to differing points of view. The topic debated by the four finalists asked, "Government has always been involved in agriculture. Is the current level of government involvement a new hindrance or a net benefit to agriculture?"
With more than 500,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state's largest farm organization. Approximately 1,300 members attended the 91st annual meeting, December 1-4, to recognize this year's achievements and adopt policy for 2011.
Chad is a 2001 graduate of Logan County High School and is the son of Rickey and Venita Hall of Russellville.