The Logan County Conservation Districts held their annual Environmental & Agricultural Awards Banquet on April 13, 2012 at the Logan County Extension Service.
Awards were presented by the Conservation Districts to Yoder Farms as Outstanding Conservation Farmer. They have done an outstanding job in implementing conservation practices on their farm, providing habitat for wildlife, and do a great job in managing their livestock herd.
The Districts presented the Logan County Cooperative Extension Service the Community Outreach Award for their hard work and dedication in working with the public, businesses, organizations, non-profit groups, civic clubs, 4-H, FFA, and the list could go on. They work in the community in helping to strive to make Logan County a better place.
The Outstanding Teacher of the Year went to Joyce Taylor; of Auburn Elementary where she implements teaching our natural resources and the environment in her daily educational programs with her 4th grade students.
The Special Recognition Award went to Logan County FFA for their involvement in so many projects that are sponsored by the Conservation Districts such as the Envirothon Team, Land Soil Judging Team, helping bag the tree seedlings for Arbor Day, constructing the blue bird boxes and helping out at field days.
The Natural Resources Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to James Simmons. Mr. Simmons actively participates in the Conservation Districts Programs, implementing best management practices on his farm, serving on the conservation district board with 28 years of service; serves on various other boards throughout Logan County and Kentucky and he is active in his church and community.
The Distinguished Service Award recipient this year is Representative Martha Jane King which for dedicated service to Logan County.
The following service awards were presented to Bill Henderson for 10 years and Lonny Epley for 5 years.
The William S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship was presented to Jacob Speck and Caleb Speck, seniors at Logan County High School, son of Charles and Sheryl Speck. The Johnson family along with district supervisor Eddy Russell presented the Scholarship.
The Jim Claypool Conservation Art Winner’s were Micah Page, District Winner; Tristan Armour, 2nd Place and Kile Todd, 3rd Place from Auburn Elementary.
The Soil and Water Stewardship Poster Winner’s were Destiny Daniels, 1st Place from Stevenson Elementary. Briana Shelton, 1st Place, Natalie Poe, 1st Place and Casey Reagin, 1st Place from Adairville Elementary. Kirsten Binkley, District Winner, Kaden Yonts, District Winner, Ally White, 1st Place and Alyssa Lowe, 1st Place from Chandlers Elementary. Emma McLeod, District Winner, Kinsey Sharp, District Winner and Bobby Snoddy, 1st Place from Auburn Elementary.
The Environmental & Agricultural Banquet was a huge success and the Conservation Districts would like to thank the Logan Cattlemen’s Association for the preparing the meal and the Logan County FFA for the beautiful hanging baskets.