The 16th Annual Agriculture Appreciation & Awareness Banquet presented by TFP Nutrition was held April 10 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center. The Nacogdoches County Agriculture Committee honored award recipients and presented Gary and Sue Atkins Agricultural Scholarships to four students.
The 2017 agriculture award recipients are:
• 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);
• Pete Smith Agriculture Pioneer, Hank Curbow (sponsored by Heritage Land Bank);
• Farm Family of the Year, Hyman and Benjamin Boozer Family (sponsored by Tipton Ford-Lincoln).
Scholarship recipients are:
Johnathan Lowery and Clayton Sestak Douglass High School; Brooke Petty, Nacogdoches High School; and Matthew Matlock, Cushing High School.
The Gary and Sue Atkins Agricultural Scholarship award recipients are Matthew Matlock, Brooke Petty, Clayton Sestak and Jonathan Lowery. Pictured from left are Matlock, Petty, event Chair Angela Shannon, Gary Atkins, Dr. Joey Bray, Chairman of SFA Department of Agriculture, Sestak and Lowery.