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Farmers, Conservationist, and Youth Recognized

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

The Grundy County Agriculture (Ag.) Business Council recognized the hardworking 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 during the Grundy County Ag. Business Council Awards Banquet at the Coalmont Community Center on March 3 at 6:00 p.m. This year’s recipients included: Chuck Clabbers, Conservation Farmer of the Year; Jeff Hiett, Beginning Farmers of the Year; Clayton Forsyth, Horticulture Farmer of the Year; Rebecca Everett, 4-H Member of the Year; Alina Posey, FFA Member of the Year; Keiana Barrett, FCCLA Member of the Year; and Brandon Selvog, 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. 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, 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 third Monday of each month and anyone with an interest in agriculture is invited to attend. Pictured (first row l to r): Alina Posey, Rebecca Everett, and Keiana Barrett; (back row l to r): Clayton Forsyth, Chuck Clabbers, Brandon Selvog, and Jeff Hiett.