The Bluegrass and Northern Kentucky Young Farmer Association held its 2014 regional banquet on Feb. 24 at Scott County Agricultural Extension Office. Rep. Tom McKee was the speaker. He explained the bi-annual budget process for the state. He mentioned two bills currently introduced in the House of Representatives that might be of interest to the group, HB 217 and HB 448. The 2014 Regional Production Contest winners were announced. The winners are: from left, Carl Waits of Jessamine County was Beef Feeder Production winner; Kevin Farrell of Harrison County was Burley Tobacco winner; Shannon Farrell of Harrison County was Diversified Livestock winner; Shelley Meyer of Harrison County was Leadership winner; Randy Wade of Harrison was Beef Production and Non Alfalfa Hay winner; Sam Marsh of Harrison County was Round Up Ready Soybeans winner; Kevin Arnold of Harrison County was Yellow Corn winner; and not pictured, Terry Arnold of Harrison County was Upland Soybeans winner. The 2014 National Young Farmers convention will be held in Louisville, KY from Dec. 11-13.