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Photos by Silver Lion Photography, Randy and Marcela Coe.
Ninth Annual Agriculture Appreciation and Awareness Banquet
Monday, March 29, at Banita Creek Hall, 401 W. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.
Legendary coach and rancher Gene Stallings, pictured left, delivered a memorable keynote speech.
· Farm Family of the Year: Jerry Nichols Family (Sponsor: Tipton Ford)
· Agriculture Pioneer: Albert Thompson (Sponsor: Heritage Land Bank)
· Agribusiness of the Year: Sam B. Hayter Trust (Sponsor: First Bank & Trust, East Texas)
· Agriculture Educator of the Year: Dr. Dale Perritt (Sponsor: Citizens 1st Bank) Nacogdoches County
From left, Jerry Nichols, Dale Perritt, Henry Sunda and Albert Thompson.
From left, Neal Slaten-owner Tipton Ford, Farm Family of the Year sponsor; Linda, Jerry, Gregg, Reece and Matt Nichols.
Left, Jimmy Mize-First Bank and Trust East Texas, Agribusiness of the Year sponsor; and Henry Sunda, Sam B. Hayter Trust.
Front: holding award, Andy Gardner - Heritage Land Bank, Agriculture Pioneer of the Year sponsor; Albert and Deanna Thompson, Ella Burnett, Seth Burnett, Reanna Burnett, Chloey Burnett (baby), Tawna Burnett.
Second row: Timmy Thompson, Amanda Thompson, Perry Skipper, Daniel Burnett, Jeff Burnett, Cheryl Skipper.
Back: Geri Thompson, Casey Thompson, Ted Thompson, Marty Burnett, Perry Skipper.
Dr. Perritt, left, with 2010 agricultural scholarship awards recipients and David Alders, right.
The banquet is a cooperative effort of local agencies interested in promoting and honoring agriculture in Nacogdoches County. Local agencies include Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Cooperative Extension Program, Pineywoods RC&D, Stephen F. Austin State University - Agriculture Department and Texas Forest Service.