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Pulleys Represent MLEC at Conference

(April 7, 2017 – Centerville, Tennessee) – Nate and Heather Pulley of Tennessee Ridge were sponsored by Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative to join more than 300 young people from across the state for the 2017 Young Leaders Conference held Feb. 24 and 25 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Franklin. The annual conference brings couples and individuals together from rural communities to learn about cooperatives, share their views about agriculture and discuss current issues facing rural Americans.Nate and Heather Pulley of Tennessee Ridge at the 2017 Young Leaders Conference

The Tennessee Council of Cooperatives (TCC) co-sponsors the annual conference with Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers organization.

This year’s event began with a guided tour of the State Capitol. Breakout sessions covered a variety of subjects aimed at educating leaders about cooperatives and agricultural issues and strengthening their leadership skills. During “Getting Started” by Peyton Fair with Farm Credit Mid-America, attendees learned how to better analyze their farm finances. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Corinne Gould led a session on “Speaking Up,” and Alice Rhea of Farmers Services discussed “Keeping it Real.” House Speaker Beth Harwell gave the keynote address, and humorist and motivational speaker Lisa Smartt provided entertainment.

“Having active young leaders is important to the growth of our hometowns,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “MLEC is proud to sponsor a local couple each year for this event and be involved in the future of our communities.”

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative, your trusted source for safe, low-cost, reliable electricity, is non-profit and member owned, providing more than energy to the over 33,500 members we serve in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties.###

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