Trigg County Future Farmers of America advisor Jodi P’Pool presented the Outstanding Youth in Agriculture award to Kyle Freeman for his work on the farm and for his dedication to farming.
Trigg County University of Kentucky Extension Agent David Fourqurean gave Friends in Agriculture awards to retired agriculture teachers James Ladd and Daniel Hale, who told stories about some of his former students upon receiving his award.
Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries presented the Agri Business of the Year award to Delbert Roeder and Roeder Implement Company.
Before the awards presentations, the more than 175 people listened to farm broadcaster Jeff Nalley with the Cromwell Ag Radio Network talk about the importance of agriculture. He said agriculture has a great potential but faces many challenges. Nalley also talked about the role of agriculture in today’s society and some of the challenges faced in relation to that role.
Nalley also recalled what he said were some of the great
broadcasters over the years, such as Dink Embry, Jack Crowner and Barney Arnold.
Mike Pape, Congressman Ed Whitfield’s district director, gave the audience an update about the legislation congress is working on with regards to farm labor, clean water, health care and other topics.
Before and during the dinner, which was provided by Hancock’s, the audience was treated to a slideshow of agriculture-related pictures, including pictures from last year’s Agriculture Appreciation Dinner, last year’s Farm Tour and other events.