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Ag. Business Recognizes Farmers, Conservationist and Youth

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:49 am

The Grundy County Agriculture (Ag.) Business Council recently 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 7.

ag businessThis year’s recipients included Bruno Durant, Conservation Farmer of the Year; Travis Hill, Beginning Farmer of the Year; Tom Pickett, Horticulture Farmers of the Year; Katlyn Sons, 4-H Member of the Year; Jacob Rankin, FFA Member of the Year; and Steve and Donna Ahearn, Conservation Communicators of the Year.

Each recipient was accredited for their outstanding dedication to agriculture and farm families of Grundy County and received a recognition plaque or a personalized field jacket. More than fifty family members, friends, farmers, and Ag. Business Council members were on-hand to help acknowledge each of the recipients and partake of a wonderful meal.

The awards program was sponsored by Cumberland Mountain Conifers, Towers Community Bank, Grundy County Soil Conservation District, the Grundy County Commission, Grundy County Ag. Business Council, Grundy County Farm Bureau Women, 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 and anyone with an interest in agriculture is invited to attend.

Once again, congratulations to all of the recipients of this year’s Ag. Business Council Awards. We look forward to planning the program next year.