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January 16, 2018

Sammy Cruze was named Part-Time Farmer of the Year, William “Hobe” Jones was named Farmer of the Year, and Tim Evans was named Grassland Farmer of the Year during the Grainger County Soil Conservation District’s 36th annual awards banquet.

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SCD hosts 36th annual awards banquet


RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Soil Conservation District held its 36th annual awards banquet Saturday, November 11 at Grainger High School.

Awards were presented to outstanding farmers of the year.  The Full-Time Farmer of the Year award was presented to William “Hobe” Jones. The Grassland Farmer of the Year went to Tim Evans. The Part-Time Farmer of the Year award was presented to Sammy Cruze. All were presented with plaques and signs. The event was sponsored by Citizens Bank & Trust Company of Grainger County, Farm Credit and affiliate members of the Grainger County Soil Conservation District.

The Grainger SCD congratulated the farmers for their outstanding work in BMP thru TDA, EQIP and/or Ag Enhancement, and their own individual efforts. A slide show presentation on the winners and information on many programs offered was presented by Allison Greene, county technician and contribution employee.

The District also recognized the county winners in its annual Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts Poster Contest.

Winners were presented cash prizes for their winning entries.

This year’s first place winners are: Kindergarten through first grade, Brett Nichols, first grade, Darlene Coffey’s class, Bean Station Elementary School; second through third grade, Laney Beth Johnson, third grade, Tonya Estep’s class, Rutledge Elementary School; and fourth through sixth grade, Abigail Hope Epperson, fourth grade, Amy Belk’s class, Washburn School.

This year’s second place winners are: Kindergarten through first grade, Shylo Wiliford, first grade, Darlene Coffey’s class, Bean Station Elementary School; and fourth through sixth grade, Evelyn Taylor Monroe, Charity Hensley’s class, Washburn School.

This year’s third place winners are: Kindergarten through first grade, Isabella Hernandez, first grade, Darlene Coffey’s class, Bean Station Elementary School; and fourth through sixth grade, Alyssa Rose May, fifth grade, Joppa School.

The District expressed its appreciation for all the students, teachers and schools for their participation.

For more information about any or all of the District’s programs, contact the Soil Conservation District at (865) 828-5211 or stop by the office at 7962 Rutledge Pike in Rutledge.

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