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Ag Bussiness recognizes farmers, conservationist, and youth

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 12:20 pm

UT EXTENSION AGENT
creig 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 5.
This year’s recipients are Richard Bonner, Conservation Farmers of the Year; Blake and Whitney Morrison, Young Farmers of the Year; Jerry and Tami Sweeton, Horticulture Farmers of the Year; McKinley Thomas, 4-H Member of the Year; Porter Blake, FFA Member of the Year; Shelby Byers, Trades and Industry Student of the Year; and Dewitt Simerly, 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 sixty (60) 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. Jai Templeton, Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner, also attended and brought words of inspiration and closing remarks to the group.