Taking Agriculture Award Nominations Now
Posted 01 - 02 - 2013




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The Nacogdoches County Ag Economic Development Committee, Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp. (NEDCO), Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Forest Service, Pineywoods Resource Conservation and Development and The Texas Department of Agriculture proudly co-host:



 



The Twelfth Annual Nacogdoches County Agriculture Appreciation and Awareness Banquet



Tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2013, 6 p.m.



 



Among the special awards to be given are:



n       Farm Family of the Year Award



n       Agriculture Pioneer Award



n       Agribusiness of the Year Award



n       Agriculture Educator of the Year Award



 



We are asking you to nominate worthy candidates for these awards. (See past awardees listed below.)



 



Guide to Nominating



Depending on the award, the nominee should exhibit some or all of these characteristics:



n       Be an established company, family or individual with a record of community service and/or stimulation of the Nacogdoches County economy through agriculture or related activities.



n       Have experienced positive events this past 12 months indicating a special effort in agriculture.



n       Have a long history of activity in agriculture in Nacogdoches County.



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Agriculture Appreciation and Awareness Banquet 



Awards History



 



Farm Family of the Year



Sponsored by:  Tipton Ford



 



2012 -  Forrest Lee Meador Family



2011 – Gregory Grigsby Family



2010 – Jerry Nichols Family



2009 – Eddie Melasky Family



2008 – Wayne, Worth and Wyman Jacobs  Family      



2007 – Pat and A.T. Mast, Jr. Family



2006 – Jack and Beth Foshee Family



2005 - James and Edith Dawson Family



2004 - Neil and Sandra Lowery Family



2003 - Nolan and Virginia Alders Family



2002 - Mike and Annette Engle Family



 



The Pete Smith Agriculture Pioneer Award



Sponsored by:  Heritage Land Bank



2012 -  Dr. James Kroll



2011 – Ray Mize



2010 -  Albert Thompson



2009 – Tim Chauvin



2008 -  Wilsie Clark



2007 – Bob Barton



2006 – Charles Bright



2005 – H.M. “Butter” Whitehead



2004 – George Rice



2003 – C.A. “Buck” Burgess



2002 – Pete Smith



 



Agribusiness of the Year Award



Sponsored by:  First Bank & Trust East Texas



2012 -  Bright Coop, Inc.



2011 – Carrizo Wood Products



2010 – Sam B. Hayter Trust



2009 – Nacogdoches Livestock Exchange



2008 -  Cal-Tex Lumber Co., Inc.



2007 – Animal Science Products



2006 – Fish & Still Equipment Company



             (in memory of Alan Still)



2005 – D&B Distributors, Inc.



2004 – Tyson Foods



2003 – Texas Farm Products



2002 – Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation



 



Agriculture Educator of the Year Award



Sponsored by: Sponsored by:  Citizens 1st BankCitizens 1st Bank



2012 -  Dr. Leon Young



2011 – Al Schmidt



2010 – Dr. Dale Perritt



2009 – John Boyette



2008 – Dr. David Creech



2007 – Larry Poe




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