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Avery Country Cooperative Extension Holds Annual Farm City Banquet, Check Out The 2014 Award Winners

Feb. 13, 2015. Avery County Cooperative Extension held its annual Farm City Banquet on Feb. 7.

The event was sponsored by several local businesses/agencies: United Community Bank, Avery County Farm Bureau Insurance and Carolina Farm Credit.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by local band, The Peacemakers.

Farm City Committee Members include Jerry Moody, Tami Hagie, Doug Hundley, Bobbie WIllard, Melanie Cashion, Adam Keener, KIm Davis, Crystal Johnson, Beth Hughes, Mark Forbes, Gay Isaacs, Gwen Clark and Gretchen Blackburn.

See the list of award winners below:

Avery County Farm Family of the Year–Moses Balsam Braswell

  • Sponsored By: Avery Soil and Water Conservation District

Avery County Woman in Agriculture–Sandra Johnson

  • Sponsored By: Avery County Cooperative Extension Center

Boyd McCloud Memorial “Volunteer of the Year”–Gerald and Zella Aldridge

  • Sponsored By: Avery County Council On Aging

Debra Buchanan-Hughes “4-H Champion for Children” Brittany Avery

  • Sponsored By: Avery County 4-H Program

Avery County Leadership in Agriculture–Kyle Kitchin

  • Sponsored By: Avery County Agriculture Advisory Board

Avery County Youth in Agriculture–Jeremiah Vance

  • Sponsored By: Avery County FFA Alumni

Avery County Young Farmer of the Year–Chad & Cassandra Bare

  • Sponsored By: Avery County Farm Bureau

Avery County Teacher of the Year–Chantae Hoilman

  • Sponsored By: Avery County Farm Bureau

Avery County Soil and Water Conservation District Winners:

Third Grade Poster Contest WInner: Olivia Erin McKinney

  • Parents: Josh & Leslie McKinney
  • School: Riverside Elementary School

Fourth Grade Poster Contest Winner: Cody Brown

  • School: Riverside Elementary School
  • Aunt and Uncle: Donna and Charles Townsend

FIfth Grade Poster Contest WInner: Dakota Hoilman

  • School: Riverside Elementary School
  • Parents: Wayne and Marsha Hoilman

Sixth Grade Essay Contest Winner: Harrison Horney

  • School: Cranberry Middle School
  • Parents:Martin and Leslie Horney

Eighth Grade Speech Contest Winner: Bryce Jaynes

  • School: Avery Middle School
  • Parents: Jeff and Rena Jaynes