Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program Class XII SelectedClass XII Announcement

Will Snell and Steve Isaacs, Co-directors of the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program, are pleased to announce the selection of the twenty-two members of Class XII. The class is representative of Kentucky agriculture and agribusiness. Like the previous few classes, Class XII will include two Tennesseans thanks to the financial support of interests in that state.

Class XII

From left, front row: Anne Bays, Melissa Miller, Jennifer Tucker, Stephanie Halcomb, Mary Beth Shackelford-Tomica. From left, second row: Tony Holloway, Don Holbert, Carrie McIntosh, Abbi Graves, Brandon Davis. From left, third row: Dan Miller, Anthony Jones, Miranda Chaplin, Daniel Hayden, Julie Fritsch, Wes Poole. From left, back row: Tyler Ferguson, Josh Renaker, Carly Guinn, Micah Lester, Jim Gilles, Doug Lawson. Not pictured: Lindie Huffman.

Meet Class XII:

Anne Evans Bays – Whitley County.  Beef cattle, hogs, horses, and meat processing.

Miranda Chaplin – Bourbon County.  Beef cow/calf; National Association of Ag Educators.

Brandon Davis – Anderson County.  Supervisor of Agricultural Education, Kentucky Department of Education.

Tyler Ferguson – Johnson County.  Cattle, hay, retail meat sales; Branch Manager of Republic Diesel.

Julie Fritsch – Bourbon County.  Beef cows, feeder cattle, hay; Owner of Julie Fritsch Creative.

Jim Gilles – Daviess County.  Corn, Soybeans, Angus feeder cattle, hay; Owner of Hill View Farm Meats.

Abbi Graves – Robertson County, TN.  Air-cured dark tobacco; Leaf Operations trainee at Hail and Cotton Intl.

Stephanie Halcomb – Logan County.  Wheat, barley, rye, corn, soybeans.

Daniel Hayden – Ohio County.  Cow/calf, broilers, hay.

Don Holbert – Jefferson County, TN.  Soybeans, corn, beef cattle.

Tony Holloway – Christian County.  Dark tobacco, hydroponic tobacco plants, corn.  W. KY Kentucky Farm Bureau Area Program Director.

Lindie Huffman - Pendleton County. Pendleton County Extension Agent.

Anthony Jones – Daviess County.  Marketing Specialist at Owensboro Grain.

Doug Lawson – Calloway County.  President and COO at Field and Main Bank.

Micah Lester – Christian County.  Corn, wheat, canola, soybeans.

Carrie McIntosh – Scott County.  Cattle seedstock; Executive Director of Fayette County Farm Bureau.

Dan Miller – Woodford County.  Stocker calves; KY Beef Network Industry Coordinator for KY Cattleman’s Assoc.

Melissa Miller – Hardin County.  Poultry, cow/calf, grain; Executive Director of KY 4-H Foundation.

Wes Poole – Daviess County.  Turkeys, beef cattle, corn, soybeans, hay.

Josh Renaker – Henderson County.  Senior Financial Officer at Farm Credit Mid-America.

Mary Beth Shackelford-Tomica – Todd County.  Farm Loan Officer for USDA Farm Service Agency Kentucky.

Jennifer Tucker – Warren County.  Corn, wheat, soybeans, hay.