Spotlight on Agriculture 2022 Awards Dinner HeldMarch 14, 2022
Last week“who’s who” of agriculture came out for the 48th Annual Spotlight on Agriculture. The event was held at First Presbyterian Church, and it was a packed house.
The event was started in in 1974 by Marett L. Outz, former Laurens County Extension Agent. The focus of the event is to recognize and celebrate the local farmers and their families for their contributions to the county. The annual event is presented by Clemson University Extension Advisory Committee of Laurens County.
The evening included time visiting vendor booths, a dinner provided by Shealy’s Barbeque, entertainment by Wayne Garber and Jason Parsons and the main event, the presentation of awards.
Winners of this year’s awards include:
Outstanding Laurens County 4-H Senior Candidate:
Andrew Jewell and Olivia Lyda
Outstanding Laurens County 4-H Junior Candidate:
Brooklyn New, Eliza Pearl Terry, and Drew Walker
Laurens District 55 High School Outstanding FFA Member of the Year
Clinton High School Outstanding FFA Member of the Year
Hannah Nelson and Gray Gardner
Laurens County Clemson Extension Advisory Council Scholarship Winner
Laurens County Friends of FFA/4-H Award
Laurens County Woodlands Manager of the Year
Laurens County Outstanding Cattleman of the Year
Laurens County Outstanding Broiler Producer of the Year
Laurens County Outstanding Dairyman of the Year
ML Outz Memorial Outstanding Extension Supporter of the Year
Laurens County Special Commodity Producer
Jeff and Beth Linville
Laurens County Farm Family of the Year
Laurens County Agriculturist of the Year
Thomas B. Huffman
It was a great event. Check it out in the pictures below.