Dustin and Tammy White of Union County join two other couples: Shane and Mary Courtney of Shelby County and Jonathan and Jessica Gaskins of Adair County.
The "Outstanding Young Farm Family" competition recognizes individuals or couples under the age of 35 who exhibit strong farm management skills and show consistent financial growth in both Farm Bureau and their community.
Here is Dustin and Tammy's biography from the Kentucky Farm Bureau:
"Dustin and Tammy White own and operate part of a 14,118-acre, multi-generational family farm in Union County. Growing up and working on the farm until completing college, Dustin became an official partner and owner of the operation in 2004. The White family now raises beef cattle, hay, straw, wheat, white and yellow corn, soybeans and seed beans on their ever-expanding farm. Over the past few years the Whites have made significant land, machinery and technology investments, constructed new grain bins, sheds, barns and other essential facilities, implemented better environmental practices, and continued to increase their herd size and production efficiencies. Additionally, Dustin is a Union County Farm Bureau board member and chair of the county’s Young Farmer Committee. Both Dustin and Tammy are also actively involved in local and state organizations that further promote agriculture and civic leadership."
All of the finalists will receive visits from the judges this week. Each couple will be interviewed and have the opportunity to show their farm in action. The winners will be announced during the Farm Bureau's annual state meeting in Louisville on December 6th.