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Dan and Megan Roberts Accept First Place Prize from 2024 YF&R Achievement Award Competition

Madelia, Minn. – Dan and Megan Roberts of Blue Earth County finished as the First-Place winner in the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award competition, held during the organization’s convention, Jan. 19-23 in Salt Lake City.

The Roberts received $35,000 toward a new vehicle from sponsor Ford and selected a 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E.

“It has been an honor to represent the State of Minnesota, Blue Earth County and the Minnesota Farm Bureau,” said Dan Roberts. “We are so thankful for the support given to us and hope our story can inspire others to participate in Farm Bureau competitions in the future.” Megan Roberts added, “We are very excited to experience our new vehicle and thank you to Madelia Ford for assisting us throughout this process!”

The Achievement Award highlights a contestant’s efforts in production farming and leadership achievement. Contestants are evaluated on a combination of their farming operation growth and financial progress of the operation, Farm Bureau leadership, as well as leadership outside of Farm Bureau.

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