On Thursday, April 7, Mike Miron of Hugo picked up his American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Excellence in Agriculture national contest award at Whitaker Buick GMC in Forest Lake. Miron won the national contest at the AFBF Annual Meeting on January 11 in Orlando, Florida.
“It is very meaningful for the entire community to have a national award winner and to be part of this award presentation,” said Steve Whitaker – Whitaker Buick GMC president.
As the winner of the contest, Miron received the choice of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado or 2016 GMC Sierra courtesy of Chevrolet and a paid registration to the 2016 AFBF YF&R Conference in Kansas City.
“I am grateful and humbled to receive this tremendous honor. I appreciate the efforts of Farm Bureau to provide a voice for American agriculture,” said Miron. “YF&R opportunities have contributed to my professional and personal success, and I would strongly encourage others to get involved. I am thankful to the sponsors of our programs and their investment in young farmers.”
Miron advanced to the AFBF competition after capturing top honors at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Excellence in Agriculture contest in November. This contest is designed as an opportunity for young farmers and ranchers who may not farm 100 percent of the time to earn recognition while actively contributing to agriculture and building their leadership skills through their involvement in Farm Bureau and their community.
Mike is the fifth generation to live and work on the family’s dairy and crop farm near Hugo. He is a high school teacher and FFA advisor at Forest Lake.
He competed against 29 state winners. Runners-up in the contest were from Illinois, South Carolina and Virginia.
Mike Miron of Hugo picked up his American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Excellence in Agriculture national contest award at Whitaker Buick GMC in Forest Lake. He received a 2016 GMC Sierra, courtesy of the national sponsor Chevrolet. Pictured left to right Ann Tauzell – FFA advisor, Kaitlin Ward, Sydney Parker, McKenna Nelson, Theresa Stafford, Mike Miron – FFA advisor, Catherine Stafford, Amanda Stafford, Steven Pennison and Veronica Ward – FFA advisor.
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