Sam McDonald, of Silex, was one of 18 contestants competing for the title of Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) Ambassador during the organization’s 99th annual meeting December 8 at Lake of the Ozarks.
McDonald’s parents are Ken and Laura McDonald of Lincoln County.
The contest is sponsored by the MFB Promotion and Education Program.
The contestants were selected by their county Farm Bureaus to compete at the state level for this title.
During the state competition, each contestant was interviewed by a panel of judges who considered knowledge of the industry, speaking ability and personality.
The top male and female winner received a $1,250 scholarship from the MFB Foundation for Agriculture and will represent Farm Bureau and agriculture at events across Missouri.
The four finalists each receive a $500 scholarship.