Young Farmers honor Kubota representative

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee honored Teresa Guill of Lexington, a regional sales representative for Kubota Tractor Corp., with its 2016 Warren Beach Award for her outstanding contributions to the VFBF Young Farmers Program.

Guill has worked for Kubota since 1991 and is a graduate of Concord University in Athens, W.Va. She was recognized for her tireless efforts to support the program and the value of future agricultural leaders.

“Teresa has worked very hard to show young farmers the importance of giving back to the agriculture community,” said Grant A. Coffee, chairman of the Young Farmers Committee. “She has helped strengthen young farmers’ businesses with her advice and service and has made sure they had the resources available to become better leaders.”

Guill received the Warren Beach Award Nov. 30 at the 2016 VFBF Annual Convention in Hot Springs. It is named for a veteran Farm Bureau leader whose support of young farmers is legendary.

Kubota has an ongoing effort to market equipment to Farm Bureau members and has provided prizes for VFBF Young Farmers award recipients. When Guill began working in Virginia, she immediately showed her desire to provide service to the Young Farmers Committee and to award winners in Young Farmers recognition programs. She has served as a judge for many VFBF competitions and provided equipment for safety events and other activities during the twice-yearly Young Farmers Expo.

“She has gone above and beyond to help make sure each prize is delivered quickly and offered with upgrades or alterations needed to be the most useful in the long run,” Coffee said. “Our winners have told us that she is always quick to respond and incredibly helpful in making sure we’re getting the right products and attention from dealers.”

With 126,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to supporting Virginia’s agriculture industry and preserving the Virginia way of life. View more convention news as it becomes available at

Contact Greg Hicks, VFBF vice president of communications, at 804-290-1139.

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