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03/20/09 — Farmers receive top honors at annual banquet

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Farmers receive top honors at annual banquet

By Steve Herring
Published in News on March 20, 2009 1:46 PM

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Crop yield contest winners were recognized Thursday night at the Wayne County Farmers Association's Ladies Night program. From left are association president Keith Waller of Mount Olive; Ron Sutton of Sutton Brothers Farms of Seven Springs, first place in corn and second in soybeans; Bennie Barwick of B.W. Barwick Farms of Seven Springs, first place in soybeans; Spencer Scott of the Patetown community, cotton variety test plot cooperator; and Extension Agent Kevin Johnson. Not present were wheat yield winners Warren Davis of Eureka, first place, Harrell Overman of Grantham, second place, and Steve Hooks of Fremont, third place. Overman also won second place in corn yield. Other test plot cooperators were Jeff Parks of the Hood Swamp community, soybean variety, and Overman, corn variety.

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The Wayne County Farmers Association presented three $500 scholarships during its annual Ladies Night program Thursday at the Wayne Center. From left are association President Keith Waller of Mount Olive who presented the scholarships to Caroline Tart of Goldsboro, Eric Jones of Rosewood and Jessica Howell of Mount Olive.

Farming and the farming community aren't changing, they already have changed and it is up to the farmers to tell their stories and to have a voice in the community. That was County Manager Lee Smith's message Thursday night...

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