Local woman reaches elite ranking in national competition

Jan. 21, 2013

Gainesville – Emily Eubanks, an Alachua County beef cattle producer, was selected as a top 10 finalist in the American Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Agriculture competition. An announcement of her election was made at the national organization’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. on Jan. 13.

The Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture program recognizes young agriculturists who do not earn a majority of their income from farm production for their leadership, community service and other accomplishments. Eubanks completed a substantial written application to qualify for evaluation by American Farm Bureau judges. She delivered a poised, compelling presentation before a large audience at the national gathering.

Eubanks was selected as Florida Farm Bureau’s 2102 Excellence in Agriculture Award winner in October.

“I am extremely proud of Emily,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick. “She has demonstrated that she is a young leader who will be a real asset to her community and to Florida agriculture. Her success in the American Farm Bureau competition exemplifies her many talents.”

In addition to her life on her family’s farm, Eubanks is an educational media and communications coordinator at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.