Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farmer Program this year, LaRue County Farm Bureau received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors a county’s Young Farmer Committee for its active participation in Farm Bureau leadership development programs, state competitions and educational or promotional initiatives. Above, Clint Williams, Young Farmer Chair for LaRue County Farm Bureau (center left), accepts the Gold Star Award of Excellence from Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau President (left). Also pictured are Kevin McCubbin, President of LaRue County Farm Bureau (center right), and David S. Beck, Kentucky Farm Bureau Executive Vice President (right). The award was presented during a Dec. 7 recognition program at the 93rd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting.