Ohio student wins Young Farmers and Ranchers discussion meet

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WASHINGTON — Emily Krueger of West Salem, Ohio, competed against 47 other college students or recent graduates to win the American Farm Bureau’s 2011 Collegiate Discussion Meet, Feb. 6 at the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Krueger, a junior at the Ohio State University majoring in agriculture communications with minors in animal science and psychology, plans to pursue a career in agricultural journalism or public relations upon graduation.

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As the top winner in the final round, Krueger won a $2,500 scholarship from the CHS Foundation. The topic of the final discussion was: How will food movements such as “foodie” and “locavore,” which are primarily focused in urban centers, influence national agricultural production and federal programs?

Finalists Keiko Osumi of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Caitlin Kasper of Owatonna, Minn. and Brian Chrisler of Prairie du Sac, Wis., were each awarded $1,000 from the CHS Foundation. Each competitor was awarded $250 from the CHS Foundation.

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