Volume 51, Number 42

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pickett SCD holds Awards Banquet

Pickett SCD holds Awards BanquetSubmitted
The Pickett County Soil Conservation District recently held the Awards Banquet at Williams Chapel Church.
The SCD is proud of all the accomplishments that the landowners and individuals are making in the county to protect and preserve the natural resources.
Joe Russell, Chairman of the SCD stated, “We have several landowners who go the extra mile in promoting conservation and the Pickett SCD wants to recognize them.”
Daniel Masiongale was selected as Grassland Farmer for his work in installing cross-fences for rotational grazing, ponds for water supply for water tanks, and keeping cattle out of springs by exclusion fences.
Ronnie Bandy and J.W. Taylor were chosen as the Conservation Farmers. They have built two beef stacking facilities, fenced off springs, planted several acres of bermuda grass, fenced off ponds and all their corn is planted using no-till planting methods.
Angie Davis was selected as the Conservation Educator of the Year for her outstanding efforts in promoting and teaching conservation to the children in Pickett County.
Wayne Williams was chosen as Friend of Conservation for the past 15 years of service to Pickett County. He has worked diligently in preserving the natural resources of Pickett County and we wish Wayne success as he transfers to Overton County.
A good steak dinner was enjoyed by over 60 people in attendance and the SCD would like to thank Peoples Bank for sponsoring our banquet.
Joe Russell, Everett Reagan, Kenny West, Larry Storie, and Doug Tompkins would like to thank everyone for attending and to the landowners who work so hard at protecting the natural resources of Pickett County.
We would like to thank the following businesses for door prizes: Rich’s Market, Dale Hollow Shell, Overton/Pickett Coop, Dowdy’s Discount, Farmhouse Restaurant, Pickett County Builders Supply, Pickett County Farm Supply, People’s Bank & Trust, Ma & Pa’s Flower Shop and Express Lube.

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