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• The three couples are Shane and Mary Courtney of Shelby County, Jonathan and Jessica Gaskins of Adair County, and Dustin and Tammy White of Union County.
Dustin & Tammy White
Dustin and Tammy White own and operate part of a 14,118-acre, multi-generational family farm in Union County. Growing up and working on the farm until completing college, Dustin became an official partner and owner of the operation in 2004.
The White family now raises beef cattle, hay, straw, wheat, white and yellow corn, soybeans and seed beans on their ever-expanding farm.
Over the past few years the Whites have made significant land, machinery and technology investments, constructed new grain bins, sheds, barns and other essential facilities, implemented better environmental practices, and continued to increase their herd size and production efficiencies.
Additionally, Dustin is a Union County Farm Bureau board member and chair of the county’s Young Farmer Committee. Both Dustin and Tammy are also actively involved in local and state organizations that further promote agriculture and civic leadership.
Judges visited the three finalists during the last week of September to conduct interviews and see their farms in action. The “Outstanding Young Farm Family” winner will be announced at the organization’s 2013 state annual meeting in Louisville on Dec. 6.