Robeson farmers produce awards during banquet

Contributed print | Larry Wooten, boss of North Carolina Farm Bureau, served as guest orator during Robeson County mild extension’s 53rd annual Awards and Recognition Banquet in Lumberton. He was also presented with an endowment for Distinguished Service to Agriculture by Lycurous Lowry, left, boss of Robeson County Farm Bureau, and Larry Locklear, right, boss of Robeson County Crop Promotion Association.

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LUMBERTON — Carey Brixey was recently named Farmer of a Year during a Robeson County Cooperative Extension’s 53rd annual Awards and Recognition Banquet. The Lumberton proprietor runs J.B. Farms.

Larry Wooten, boss of North Carolina Farm Bureau, served as a guest orator for a event, that was hold Jan. 21 during a O. P. Owens Agriculture Center in Lumberton. After revelation a throng of 122 people about a critical purpose that cultivation plays in a state economy, Wooten was presented with an endowment of his possess for Distinguished Service to Agriculture.

Josh Miller of Rowland perceived a Young Farmer of a Year award; Gerald, Jennings and Joe Hayes of Hayes Brothers Farm perceived a endowment for Family Farm of a Year; Andy, Kay and Greyson Burns of J-Ham Farms and Grain perceived a Breaking New Ground endowment for their stretched comforts in Lumberton; and Jimmy and Mitzi Powers of Powers Strawberries and Farm Market perceived a endowment for Distinguished Educational Service to Agriculture.

Winners of a annual Top Yield contests were also announced during a banquet. Henry Locklear won tip esteem in a Irrigated Corn Yield Contest with a produce of 266.52 bushels per acre. Bo Stone of PS Farms came in second place and Landon Moore of LR Moore Farms came in third place.

In further to his board for Farmer of a Year, Brixey took home initial place in a No-Till Dryland Corn Yield Contest, with 225.65 bushels per acre. King Family Farms came in second place.

Mitch Britt won initial place in a Conventional Dryland Corn Yield Contest with 211.11 bushels per acre. Charles Roberts came in second place and Lee Moore came in third place. Locklear Brothers Farm won initial place in a Soybean Yield Contest, with 76.3 bushels per acre. Second place went to Moore Brothers Ag and third place went to Bo Stone.

Lacy Cummings won initial place in a Wheat Yield Contest, with 81.63 bushels per acre. Randy Britt was a second place leader and Lawrence Locklear came in third place.

Contributed print | Larry Wooten, boss of North Carolina Farm Bureau, served as guest orator during Robeson County mild extension’s 53rd annual Awards and Recognition Banquet in Lumberton. He was also presented with an endowment for Distinguished Service to Agriculture by Lycurous Lowry, left, boss of Robeson County Farm Bureau, and Larry Locklear, right, boss of Robeson County Crop Promotion Association.

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