Nick and Jessica Dailey of Sardinia have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer Award.
The contest is designed to help young farmers strengthen their business skills, develop marketing opportunities and receive recognition for their accomplishments. Contestants are judged on the growth of their farm businesses and involvement in Farm Bureau and their community.
The Daileys won 250 hours free use of an M-series tractor provided by Kubota, a Polaris Ranger provided by Polaris, $1,000 in Grainger merchandise sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America, and an expense-paid trip to the 2016 American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention in Orlando, Fla. in January.
Nick and Jessica farm 1,800 acres of grain crops in Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland counties. They also own a trucking company. They are 11-year members of Brown County Farm Bureau, where Nick has served on the board of trustees. Both are Sunday School teachers at the Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church. Nick also serves as a Franklin Township trustee.
Other finalists in the contest were Greg and Lindsay Griffin of Germantown and Craig Pohlman of Venedocia.
The Outstanding Young Farmer contest is a part of the Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals program. Program participants are ages 18 to 35, single or married, who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. To learn more about the Young Ag Professionals program, visit ofbf.org.
Submitted by Rebecca Everman, Ohio Farm Bureau.