The Carter County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual spring meeting and awards dinner on May 19 at Fairview Baptist Church. Larry Crumley, President of the Carter County Cattlemen’s Association, welcomed everyone and asked Greg Whitehead, pastor of Morgan Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, to give the blessing over the meal.
After the meal the Association presented awards to some residents of Carter County for their outstanding work in agriculture. The 2012 award winners were:
Cattleman of the Year — Lewis Honeycutt.
Young Producer of the Year — Josh Hubbard.
Pure Bred Producer of the Year — Jim and Gereel Cable.
Cow/Calf Producer of the Year — Carl Taylor.
Directors Choice Award — Bobbie Fritts.
The Carter County Cattlemen’s Association was honored to have Tennessee’s Agricultural Commissioner Julius Johnson and his wife Karen at the event. Commissioner Johnson updated those in attendance about all the developments in agriculture across Tennessee. The Association was also pleased to have Dr. Todd Duenckel with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to come and give a presentation to CCCA members about cattle diseases.
After the program President Larry Crumley presented some special gifts to Commissioner Johnson, Dr. Duenckel, Tennessee Department of Agriculture employee John Hodges and Carter County Extension Agent Keith Hart.
The Association also recognized Carter County Cattlemen member Jennie Taylor for her achievement of being accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee. Each year, the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine admits approximately 85 applicants to the four-year program for the doctorate in veterinary medicine. The members of the CCCA are proud of Taylor and wish her well as she completes her education.
The CCCA members would like to extend a special thank you to all board members and individuals who grilled the steaks and made this event possible. The membership would also like to extend a special thank you to the following: Tennessee’s Agricultural Commissioner Julius Johnson and his wife Karen, Representative Kent Williams, member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, USDA Veterinarian Dr. Todd Duenckel, John Hodges from the TDA and everyone for attending the spring meeting.