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Monday, 20 January 2014 11:12

Michigan takes first national-level Farm Bureau Discussion meet in 28-years

(HURON COUNTY) -- It's been 28-years since a young farmer from Michigan got to the winner's circle at the national-level Farm Bureau discussion meet, but that long drought ended last week when Huron County farmer Nathan Prill of Bad Axe  took the top honor, competing against the the nation's finest through four rounds of competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 95th Annual Meeting and Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Prill got to the national stage by winning the state-level Young Farmer discussion meet at Michigan Farm Bureau's 2013 Annual Meeting December 3 in Grand Rapids. Young Farmers ages 18-35 are eligible to compete in the state event after successfully advancing through district meets. Contestants are judged on their analysis of the topic, delivery and cooperative attitude. Prill grew up on a dairy farm near Bad Axe and now works as executive director of the Huron County Farm Service Agency. As the national winner, he earned his choice of a 2014 Chevy Silverado or a 2014 GMC Sierra pickup truck. Michigan's last national-level discussion meet winner was Larry Priest in 1986.