Bailey family wins achievement award

Bailey family wins achievement award
Alle and Ryan Bailey accept the Young Farmer Achievement Award from IFBF Young Farmer Advisory Committee Chairman Mike Jackson, left, and IFBF President Craig Hill.

Ryan and Alle Bailey of Ringgold County were named Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) 2018 Young Farmer Achievement Award winners at this year’s IFBF “Century Strong” 100th annual meeting Dec. 3-5 in Des Moines. The award honors Iowa farmers between the ages of 18 and 35 who demonstrate outstanding management ability on their family farms and have a positive presence in both Farm Bureau activities and their local community.

As fifth-generation farmers raising grain and cattle, the Baileys agree there’s no better place to grow up than on an Iowa farm. Because Ryan says legacy is very important to him, he and Alle have continuously worked to improve their family farm by converting old...

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