UT EXTENSIION 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, at 6 p.m. This year’s recipients are as follows: Charles Blankenship, Conservation Farmer of the Year; Wesley Lusk Young Farmer of the Year; Ted & Peggy Childers, Horticulture Farmers of the Year; Emily Masters, 4-H Member of the Year; Chynna Fults, FFA Member of the Year; Samantha Fults, FCCLA Member of the Year; and Jerry Walling, Conservation Educator 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 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 Citizens State 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 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.