Photo: Nacogdoches County agricultue award recipients pictured from left are Fred Borders, Melvin Adams, Stephani Curbow and Hyman and Benjamin Boozer. (Photo by Trecia Johnson)
Nacogdoches County ag industry leaders honored at banquet
The 16th Annual Agriculture Awareness & Appreciation 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.