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Case IH Honors Young Farmers & Ranchers
American Farm Bureau Federation program recognizes agriculture advocates
As part of its ongoing commitment to support the next generation of agricultural leaders, Case IH is awarding three new Farmall® 50A tractors and six large tool chests with $500 Case IH parts gift cards to finalists in each category of the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers awards program. 
Of the nearly 100 participants, the nine sets of finalists recognized by Case IH are: 
Casey and Stacey Phillips of Virginia 
Jenny Freeborn of Oregon 
Justin and Lori McClellan of Virginia 
Robert and Lindsay Elliot of Tennessee 
Wade and Shelby Hampton of Maryland 
Jared Knock of South Dakota 
Matt Jakubik of Michigan 
Ben and Kate Furnish of Kentucky 
Cassie Lyman of Arizona 
“Case IH is happy to recognize these outstanding individuals as they continue advocating for agriculture, educating and engaging others on and off the farm,” said Dave Henderson, Case IH livestock marketing manager. “We are excited to watch these young leaders as they continue using their passion to fuel the innovations that will make up the future of our industry.”
Casey and Stacey Phillips of Virginia
Justin and Lori McClellan of Virginia 
Cassie Lyman of Arizona (third from left)  

The winners were announced at the AFBF’s 99th Annual Convention held this week in Nashville, Tennessee. Award criteria included involvement in agriculture, leadership abilities and participation in Farm Bureau and other community organizations.