Washington County farmers, ranchers honored at City-Farm Banquet

Published: Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM.

CHIPLEY — Hundreds of farmers, friends and family gathered Thursday for the 50th annual Farm-City Day Banquet at the Washington County Agricultural Center.

The annual event features the recognition of the county’s top agriculturalists — Tree Farmer of the Year, Conservationist of the Year, Cattlemen of the Year, Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award and, of course, the Farm Family of the Year.

Also receiving special recognition was Washington County Extension Director Andy Andreasen, who is retiring at the end of this year.

“Andy’s contribution to the cattle industry in Washington and Jackson Counties is extraordinary,” said friend and fellow cattleman Herman Larimore. “He is the ‘go-to’ person if you need information that is not readily available.”

 

Gene Keller — Tree Farmer of the Year

Gene Keller was named the 2012 Washington County Tree Farmer of the Year, and the award was presented by the Florida Forest Service.



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