Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Jim Tobin of Farmer City (DeWitt County), and Jacob Meisner
(Macoupin County), will represent Illinois in the Collegiate
Discussion Meet during the American Farm Bureau Federation Young
Farmers & Ranchers (AFBF YF&R) Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
They received this honor because Tobin won the Illinois Farm Bureau
Young Leader State Collegiate Discussion Meet and Meisner placed
Tobin is a freshman at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
He is pursuing two degrees, one in general agriculture and another
in political science.
Meisner is a freshman at the University of Illinois. He is
studying agriculture education.
Because they excelled at IFB's Collegiate Discussion Meet, each
student received an expense-paid trip to Illinois Farm Bureau's
recent annual meeting, $100 cash, and a plaque. They will also
receive an expense paid trip to the AFBF YF&R Conference, where
they will compete against students from across the nation in an
attempt to win scholarships.
The IFB Young Leader Committee sponsors the
Collegiate Discussion Meet for college students pursuing an
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