The George Grigsby family pictured from left are George’s son Greg, his wife Lisa, their children Kennedy and Will and George’s wife Edna Myrl Grigsby.
George and Edna Myrl Grigsby’s son Greg and his family currently run the family farm, and Greg gives all the credit to his mom and dad for the business that he now operates. “They put this farm together by purchasing much of the land from all the heirs over the years,” Greg said.
The Grigsby family has been farming in
The present day farm consists of several hundred acres and includes a 16 broiler house farm as well as a cattle operation.
“In addition to broilers, the family manages more than 150 head of cattle,” said Andy Gardner, president of Austin Bank, N.A. - Garrison branch. “Greg operates the farm today along with help from his mother Edna Myrl who takes care of the bookkeeping side of the business.”
Greg graduated from Nacogdoches I.S.D. He attended
“Together, the family operated the dairy from 1986 until 1991,”
Six broiler houses were added to the farm in 1995, two more houses in 1997 and four more houses in 2005. George Grigsby passed away on Nov. 5, 2008, and Greg “picked up where Dad left off.” Four houses were added in 2009 for a total of 16 houses. Currently the Grigsby farm is a grower for Tyson.
About the event
The 10th Annual Nacogdoches County Agriculture Appreciation and Awareness Banquet begins at 6 p.m., Monday, Apr. 4 at Banita Creek Hall, 401 W. Main St. Keynote speaker is Dr. F.E. “Ab” Abernethy.
The 2011 agriculture award recipients are:
Carrizo Wood Products will receive the Agribusiness of the Year Award sponsored by First Bank & Trust East Texas.
sponsored by Tipton Ford.
Select sponsors are Austin Bank, Texas N.A. - Nacogdoches, Farmers State Bank and Texas Farm Products.
Table and individual tickets are available, and sponsorship opportunities are available to finance future agriculture scholarships. Contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, 936-560-5533, or go to nacogdoches.org.
The Nacogdoches Agriculture Committee consists of representatives from Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp., Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Cooperative Extension Program, Pineywoods RC&D,
In addition to the banquet, the committee has organized farm tours of the County for media and business representatives on Friday, Apr. 1. Contact Chad Gulley or Crispin Skinner, 560-7711, for tour information and reservations.