Amelia Aznive of Concord, NH was named the winner of the 2017 NHFB Young Farmer Discussion Meet. Competitors in the Discussion Meet prepare thoughts and opinions on various subjects facing agriculture and cooperatively work towards a solution.
The goal of the Discussion Meet is to develop leaders for effective problem solving through group discussion, similar to the organization’s grassroots policy development process. The competition provides an opportunity for Young Farmers to build basic discussion skills, give and receive criticism in a helpful manner, develop an understanding of important issues, explore and pool knowledge to reach consensus, and solve problems.
Amelia is from Concord, NH and owns Chakawana Farm where she has a small apiary, registered Saanen Goats, and is building a Brown Swiss herd. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the NHFB Young Farmers, is Secretary of the Ossipee Valley Agricultural Society, and is a 4-H volunteer. She also competes in timbersports competitions.
Glen Putnam of Piermont and Ammy Rice of Rochester also participated in this year’s competition.