UT EXTENSION AGENT
The Grundy County Agriculture (Ag.) Business Council recognized the hard working men, women, and young people of Grundy County in their dedication to agriculture, families, and conservation of natural resources and the environment. Awards were given during the Grundy County Ag. Business Council Awards Banquet at the Coalmont Community Center on March 6.
This year’s recipients included Amy and Caleb Rae, Conservation Farmers of the Year; Russell Goodman, Beginning Farmer of the Year; Mike Cordell, Horticulture Farmers of the Year; Shanda Thomas, 4-H Member of the Year; Emily Green, FFA Member of the Year; Thomas Roberts, Trades and Industry Student of the Year; and Chuck Clabbers, Conservation Educator of the Year.
Each recipient was recognized for their outstanding dedication to agriculture and farm families of Grundy County and received a recognition plaque or a personalized field jacket. More than 50 family members, friends, farmers, and Ag. Business Council members were on-hand to help recognize each of the recipients and partake of a wonderful meal.
The awards program was sponsored by Towers Community Bank, Grundy County Soil Conservation District, the Grundy County Commission, Grundy County Ag. Business Council, Grundy County Farm Bureau, High Meadows Farm, Quail Forever, and UT/TSU Extension.
The Grundy Agriculture Business Council is composed of local farmers, landowners, county officials, and leaders of county, state, and federal agriculture organizations and services. Monthly meetings are held at the UT Extension office in Coalmont, on the second Monday of each month.