UT EXTENSION AGENT
Creig C. Kimbro
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 of Grundy County. Awards were given during the Grundy County Ag. Business Council Awards Banquet, at the Coalmont Community Center, on March 2.
This year’s recipients are as follows: Mike Partin, Conservation Farmers of the Year; Ryan Gilliam, Young Farmers of the Year; Jerry and Judy Walling, Horticulture Farmers of the Year; A.J. Wade, 4-H Member of the Year; Zachery Campbell, FFA Member of the Year; Eli Scruggs, Trades and Industry Student of the Year; and Dean Sullivan, Conservation Friend of the Year.
Each recipient was recognized for their outstanding dedication to agriculture and farm families of Grundy County and received a nice recognition plaque or a personalized rain jacket. More than sixty 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 the Grundy County Soil Conservation District, the Grundy County Commission, Grundy County Ag. Business Council, High Meadows Farm, 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/TSU Extension office in Coalmont on the second Monday of each month and anyone with an interest in agriculture is invited to attend.
Ag. Business award recipients (from l to r): Zachery Campbell, Eli Scruggs, A.J. Wade, and Judy Walling, and Jerry Walling. Not pictured: Mike Partin, Dean Sullivan, and Ryan Gilliam.