Farm Bureau State Board Member and Magistrate Russell Poore introduced special guest including 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield, Michael Pape District Director of Congressional District 1, State Representative Martha Jane King, Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney, Logan County Judge Executive Logan Chick, District Judge Sue Carol Browning, Magistrate Drexel Johnson, Logan County PVA Ben Brown, Circuit Court Clerk Sherry Wilkins, Logan County Coroner Mary Givins, Logan County Extension Agent Chris Milam, District 4 Women’s Committee Chairperson Vickie Bryant, District 4 Director Jay Coleman and Simpson County Farm Bureau President Darrell Urles.
Congressman Ed Whitfield spoke on several issues such as the Farm Bill, jobs to stimulate the economy, and the new health care that goes into effect in 2014.
State Representative Martha Jane King presented Frances Brown with a plaque honoring her for being the first female President of the Logan County Farm Bureau Federation.
President Mark Haney spoke about the insurance companies high casualty loss due to the many storms across the state, the Federation has made membership quota for 2011, the Farm Bill issue, rural development and how important research is to us. He also stressed the need for everyone to get out and vote at the next election.
Sara Fox was not able to attend so President Haney presented her 2011 State Federation scholarship for $1,000. to her uncle Albert Brown. Robyn Estes also received a $500. scholarship from the Logan County Federation.
Caleb Speck was the male winner of the Outstanding Youth Contest. Brenna Brown was the female winner. Caroline Milam was the female runner up. The winners received $250 each and will compete in the District 4 contest November 5th in Glasgow. The runner up prize was $50.
Tabitha Robinson presented the Variety Show. The winner of the variety show was Karyn Kutzman with a prize of $50. The first runner up was Jaqueline Batchlor and Lydia Manley with a prize of $25. Noah Haley received $15 as runner up. Tiffani, Emily and Courtney Badgley also received $15 as runner up. The first place winner will also compete at the District 4 contest in Glasgow.
The 2011 Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders (IFAL) participants spoke briefly about their experiences this year. Brenna Brown attended the Murray State University Institute June 12-16. Aaron Johnson attended the University of Kentucky Institute June 19-23.
Jimmy Simmons presented the Nominating Committee Report. The following officers were elected for 2011: President, Frances Brown; 1st Vice President, Jeremy Robertson; 2nd Vice President, Jay Campbell; Treasurer, Albert Brown; Women's Chairman, Carrell Hughes; Women's Co-Chair, Tabitha Robertson and Young Farmer's chairman, Jonathon Brown.
The directors re-elected for a two year term were: Earl Costellow, Bobby Dawson, Leo Duncan, Dwight Grise, Barry Johnson, Richard Moore, Jimmy Simmons, Jonathon Brown, Russell Poore and Daniel Gaston.
New directors elected for a two year term were: John Dockins Dawson and Boyd Ray Penrod.
The directors with one year left to serve are: John Alcott, Bradley Brown, Frances Brown, Lonny Epley, Jerry Hughes, Ray Hughes, Jeremy Robertson, Carrell Hughes, Tabitha Robertson, Jay Campbell, Patsy Poore, Albert Brown, Brad Hall and Trent Martin.
The scholarship donations totaled $349.34. Several door prizes were awarded and the meeting was adjourned.