Date(s) - September 27, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
American Farm Bureau is hosting a third competitive event training Zoom on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. This training will specifically focus on the overall Excellence in Agriculture competition and will host two past competitors and a state coordinator to discuss their experience and tips for success. Joining us will be Zack Snipes, 2019 AFBF finalist; Loren King, 2022 AFBF finalist; and Stephanie Younger with the California Farm Bureau.
Zack Snipes is a horticulture Extension agent who focuses on commercial vegetable and small fruit production in South Carolina. His program involves providing technical assistance to growers with a strong emphasis on integrated pest management (IPM). Snipes works closely with researchers at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center as well as the United States Department of Agriculture Vegetable Lab to help solve current and emerging issues in the field. He loves getting out in the field with growers to help them with their production needs.
Loren King is an avid agriculture innovation advocate and Digital Media Specialist with MorganMyers, an agriculture focused marketing firm. His family raises corn and soybeans in St. Joseph County, Michigan. His three passion areas are technology, policy and youth agricultural education. His experiences range from research about agriculture technology education, to sharing the story of farms and associations through social media. He loves his fianceé, drones, history and his cats.
Stephanie Younger is the Special Programs director at California Farm Bureau. She has been with the organization for four years. She oversees programs including Young Farmers and Ranchers, Leadership Farm Bureau and the Rural Health and Safety Committee. Younger has worked in the education and leadership sector in agriculture since 2008 and has worked for the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom and the Center for Land-Based Learning. She is a graduate of the California Agriculture Leadership Program and was in Class 43.
Pictured is Ohio’s 2022 Excellence in Ag winner Stacie Anderson from Wood County.