The 16th Annual Agriculture Appreciation & Awareness Banquet presented by TFP Nutrition is April 10 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center. Tables and tickets are available. Contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce at 936-560-5533 for details. The event begins at 6 p.m., and the meal is sponsored by Mast Cattle & Timber Investments.
Gary and Sue Atkins Agricultural Scholarship Awards will be presented to Nacogdoches County students, and ag appreciation awards will be presented to the following:
• Farm Family of the Year: Hyman and Ben Boozer Family (sponsored by Tipton Ford-Lincoln);
• Pete Smith Agriculture Pioneer: Hank Curbow (sponsored by Heritage Land Bank);
• Agribusiness of the Year: Borders Poultry Supply, Inc. (sponsored by First Bank & Trust East Texas);
• Agriculture Educator of the Year: Melvin Adams (sponsored by Citizens 1st Bank).
The Nacogdoches County Agriculture Committee is made up of representatives from the following: Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, TFP Nutrition, Texas Farm Credit, Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau, Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Cooperative Extension Program, Pineywoods RC&D, Stephen F. Austin State University - Agriculture Department and the Texas Forest Service.