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The 17th Annual Agriculture Appreciation & Awareness Banquet presented by TFP Nutrition was held Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center.
Honored at the event were the following 2018 award recipients:
Farm Family of the Year: Gary Stanaland Family (sponsor: Tipton Ford Lincoln)
Agriculture Pioneer Don Parmer (sponsor: Heritage Land Bank)
Agribusiness of the Year: Texas
Ag Educator of the Year: Dr. Craig Morton (sponsor: Citizens 1st Bank)
Young Farmer of the Year: Jason Brown (sponsor: Austin Bank and Pilgrim's Corporation)
Gary and Sue Atkins Agricultural Scholarship Awards were also presented to Nacogdoches County students.
The banquet is produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and partners:
Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Pineywoods Resource Conservation and Development
The Texas Department of Agriculture
Stephen F. Austin State University
Texas Forest Service