Mr. Michael D. Gibbons – B.A., Sociology, 2005; B.A., Business, 2005
Mike Gibbons of Lewiston was recognized in the ‘Sweet 16’ in the National Young Farmer & Rancher “Discussion Meet” at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention held in San Antonio. Having won the Utah Farm Bureau’s “Discussion Meet” in November, Gibbons qualified to compete with 36 other state winners from around the country. Winners of the national award received a 2014 Chevrolet or GMC Truck. The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting in which discussion and participation are expected. Participants are evaluated on their ability to exchange ideas and information on a predetermined topic. For his Utah Farm Bureau award, Gibbons received a 2013 Polaris Trailboss ATV, a $500 check from Utah Farm Bureau, a helmet and a year’s insurance policy from Farm Bureau Financial Services for the ATV. Gibbons is known in the region as a topnotch farmer who has continued his family’s tradition of quality dairy farming. While also being active with Farm Bureau and in the dairy industry, Gibbons finds time to serve in his community and church, and enjoys time working with his family.