Shell Recognizes Christian County During Annual Salute To Agriculture Breakfast


Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Jonathon Shell says Christian County Agriculture is setting an example across the state.

Commissioner Shell was the keynote speaker for the Christian County Chamber Salute to Agriculture Breakfast at the Silo Event Center. Shell told more than 400 people that Christian County has a unique blend of agriculture.

click to download audioCommissioner Shell says they are entering into a new plan to highlight the importance of agriculture to college students.

click to download audioHe adds understanding agriculture is important for many reasons.

click to download audioCommissioner Shell also laid out his four-part plan for agriculture for the next four years. And he recognized the efforts of 4-H and FFA to help prepare future agriculture leaders.

Brandon Garnett presented the Farmer of the Year award to Brandon Hunt.

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Alan Watts presented the Friend of Agriculture honor to Hopkinsville Elevator Grain Merchandise Manager Ben Westerfield, with Westerfield thanking what he called three families for their continuing support.

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Joseph Sisk recognized Wheat Tech as the Agribusiness of the Year.

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Hopkinsville Rotarian Brandon Killebrew presented Troy Goode Memorial Scholarships to three of this year’s seven recipients.

And, Ben Bolinger and the Bolinger Auction team sold a 4-H country ham basket to H & R Agri-Power, Hutson Ag, and Farm Credit Mid-America for $31,000, with the proceeds to support both 4-H and FFA members in Christian County.


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