Jacob Knaebel, a senior in agricultural education, recently took home first place in the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet. Knaebel competed during the 2022 Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers leadership conference, held in Louisville, Kentucky.
Knaebel qualified for the national discussion meet after winning the Missouri Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet in December. A total of 29 competitors vied for the top prize at the national meet, with Knaebel earning first place for his discussion on how young farmers and ranchers can take a more proactive approach to farm safety in their rural communities. He earned a $3,000 scholarship from the event sponsor, the CHS Foundation.