• 2017 Salute to Agriculture Breakfast

    March 21, 2017
    Media Contact:
    Kirstie Darnall
    Director of Events and Marketing
    (270) 885-9096
    HOPKINSVILLE, KY- The 2017 Salute to Agriculture Breakfast, sponsored by Hopkinsville Elevator Company, FNB Bank and Hutson, Inc., took place Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:30 a.m. at The Silo. Total attendance numbered approximately 350 individuals from across Chamber and Agri-Business Association membership, as well as the Christian County farming community.

    Guest Speaker Warren Beeler, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Agriculture Policy, spoke on the current trends, issues and successes in the agricultural industry. On behalf of Warren Beeler, the Christian County Agri-Business Association made a donation to both the Hopkinsville High School FFA and Christian County FFA chapters. In addition, there were three awards given out, Agriculture Business of the Year, Friend of Agriculture and Farmer of the Year. The winners are:
    Agriculture Business of the Year
    Planters Bank
    Friend of Agriculture
    Brian Lacefield
    Farmer of the Year
    Todd Harton 
    Concluding the breakfast, members of the Christian County 4-H Livestock Club presented a country ham basket to be auctioned off, with all proceeds benefiting the club. Mr. Wayne Hunt and H&R Agri-Power won the basket with a bid of $2,500.

    Photos of the 2017 Salute to Agriculture Breakfast can be found on The Christian County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page linked here.

    Kirstie Darnall, Director of Events and Marketing
    (270) 885-9096