Indiana Collegiate Farm Bureau Member
wins national competition
Indiana Farm Bureau collegiate member Grace Hasler of Bartholomew County is the American Farm Bureau 2020 Young Farmer & Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet winner. Hasler, a sophomore at Purdue University, won the INFB Young Farmer Collegiate Discussion Meet in late 2019, earning her position in the national competition, which was held this past week.
The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. The competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic.
Hasler is studying agriculture communications and agriculture economics at Purdue, where she is completing her sophomore year. In addition to being a member of the Purdue Collegiate Farm Bureau, she is an International Ag Ambassador, member of Purdue University’s Ag Council, Issues 360 Fellow, Agriculture Future of America Ambassador, International Ag Ambassador and a member of the Purdue Rising Professionals program.
The other final four contestants were Marisa Phelps of Tennessee, Meikah Dado of Wisconsin and Sarah Byrd of Mississippi.