Cassandra Palsgrove of Pickerington has been named a state finalist in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2009 Discussion Meet.

Cassandra Palsgrove of Pickerington has been named a state finalist in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2009 Discussion Meet.

The annual contest tests subject knowledge, problem-solving abilities and personal and small-group communication skills. Palsgrove will participate in the finals of the competition during OFBF's annual meeting Dec. 2-4 in Cincinnati.

Palsgrove is a member of the Fairfield County Farm Bureau, where she participates in an advisory council.

An agricultural education instructor at Bloom-Carroll High School, Palsgrove earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in agricultural education from The Ohio State University.