Columbia, Tenn. July 18, 2020 – Franklin County young farmer Kary Robinson took home second place honors in the Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award contest. The results were announced during the Tennessee Young Farmers Summer Conference held at the headquarters of the Tennessee Farm Bureau in Columbia, Tenn. The diversified row crop and cattle farmer competed against 15 other county contestants across the state to be named the second place winner.
Robinson farms with his family in Belvidere where they raise 3,000 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and oats, in addition to their beef cattle herd. He and his brother, Tracy, also started their own feed store where they bag and sell their grain, as well as help their father, Mike, with his Farm King equipment dealership.
Growing up attending Farm Bureau meetings with his family since he was a child, Kary has been active in the Young Farmer and Rancher program for several years, winning the Environmental Stewardship state award in 2016. He has also been involved with the Franklin County Farm Bureau, serving as a board member, as well as his church and local community.
As second place winner, Robinson receives free use of a brand-new Kubota tractor up to 250 hours, $500 in qualified Farm Bureau Services, $500 in services from Farmers Services and a trip to the American Farm Bureau Convention in San Diego, California in January 2021.