A well-known vocational agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, a business that helps feed the community, and an outstanding farmer were all saluted during the Christian County agriculture breakfast Tuesday morning.
Members of the agriculture community were joined by the Christian County Agribusiness Association and the Chamber of Commerce for the annual Salute to Agriculture Breakfast at the Silo Event Center.
Agribusiness Association awards committee member Joseph Presented the Farmer of the Year award to third-generation farmer Micah Lester.
click to download audioAgribusiness Association awards committee member Don Pemberton presented the Friend of Agriculture award to Carolyn Sorrell, owner of Fox Creek Cattle Company.
click to download audioMary Beth Shackleford honored Jennifer and Julio Diaz and Four Seasons Catering as the Agribusiness of the Year.
click to download audioAnd Jerry Gilliam memorialized retired Hopkinsville Agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor Troy Goode with the Distinguished Service to Agriculture honor.
click to download audioGilliam also announced the agribusiness association is forming a scholarship in Goode’s memory. Through a partnership with the Hopkinsville Rotary Foundation, a graduate of the Hopkinsville or Christian County High School FFA programs will receive a $6,000 scholarship.
The featured speaker for the breakfast was First District Congressman James Comer, who provided a number of updates for agriculture. Comer says agriculture continues to face challenging times in the future.
click to download audioThe Christian County 4-H Country Ham basket was sold to Hutson Ag for a record $25,000.