Anderson & Greenville County Youths Win Farm Bureau Ambassador Contest
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hunter Dove and Katie Tuten were selected as the winners of the 2019 South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation Youth Ambassador Scholarship Contest held recently at the State Farmers Market in Columbia. Dove is the son of Chris and Kim Dove of Anderson County. Tuten is the daughter of Kent and Lynn Tuten of Greenville County.
They were selected from a field of 12 outstanding young South Carolina County Farm Bureau individuals. Both Dove and Tuten will receive $150 in cash and a college scholarship fund in the amount of $2,000 – plus the opportunity to network with state agricultural and government leaders, and leadership development training. They will also represent agriculture and Farm Bureau at numerous events throughout the upcoming year.
Dove is a sophomore obtaining his associate’s degree in science from Tri-County Technical College with plans to transfer to Clemson University to major in animal science. Tuten is a senior at Clemson University studying animal science.
The participants were pre-judged on their application and an essay expressing how their leadership abilities will help in sharing the agriculture story. The three highest scoring young men and three highest scoring young women were each invited to make a three-minute oral presentation before a panel of judges. The male and female contestants with the best overall scores were named the 2019 SCFB Youth Ambassadors.
The SCFB Youth Ambassador Scholarship Program, sponsored by the SC Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee, is designed to surface young leaders, develop leadership skills and tell the farm story to audiences who may not otherwise hear it.
Young people interested in participating in the Ambassador Program can contact their local county Farm Bureau or visit scfb.org to learn more.