Achievements & Lifestyles: March/April 2010

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DAVIDSON COUNTY Farm Bureau Members Joan and Kenneth Rudd, of Rudd Farm in Greensboro, accepted the award for “Grower of the Year” from the North Carolina Strawberry Association. In 2000, The Rudds added their first strawberry crop on about 1.5 acres, and they currently grow 9.5 acres of strawberries. Their son Matt and other family members farm with them. Kenneth was president of the Strawberry Association in 2007 and 2008. The couple received the award during the Southeast Strawberry Expo in November.
FRANKLIN COUNTY Farm Bureau recently sponsored the 2009 4-H Poultry Show in Louisburg. The event included participants from Franklin, Granville, Warren and Vance counties. Vice President Alton Foster served as a judge in the Pumpkin Bake-Off and awarded 4-H’ers with ribbons and trophies.
LINCOLN COUNTY Farm Bureau President Jerry Wyant, front, talks to a group of firefighters who attended a farm safety program at his farm about the potential for danger when using the knotter on a hay baler.
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY Farm Bureau helped sponsor an Animal Agriculture Day attended by 238 county fourth graders in October. Among the 30 volunteers and presenters were members of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee at North Carolina State University.
RICHMOND COUNTY Farm Bureau Member Helen Ridenhour Goodman was among the first 100 inductees to the 4-H Hall of Fame in summer 2009. Goodman has served on the county Board of Directors since 1989.
ROBESON COUNTY Farm Bureau Vice President Charles Roberts was recently given the Robeson County Crop Promotion Association’s Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. Roberts serves on NCFB’s Field Crops Committee and is active in local and state Farm Bureau activities. He is also a member of Cooperative Extension’s Field Crops Advisory Committee and has helped conduct more than 35 demonstration and research plots on his farm. As a board member and Livestock Exhibits Committee member
of the Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair,
he has helped coordinate barnyard tours to “Mr. Webb’s Farm,” an exhibit where children perform real farm tasks.
UNION COUNTY Farm Bureau Member Farrah Hargett, left, received a plaque from NCFB Executive Vice President Elton Braswell for her service as Young Farmers & Ranchers Chair and State Board Member in 2009.
WAKE COUNTY Farm Bureau Vice President Richard Jenks, right, presented the Wake County Agribusiness Council’s Young Farmer Award to Brad Rollins, who grows greenhouse and nursery products. The presentation took place during the Wake County Agribusiness Council’s Feb. 3 annual kickoff breakfast for the Southern Farm Show on the state fairgrounds in Raleigh.
WASHINGTON COUNTY Farm Bureau helped sponsor the county’s Farm City Day on Nov. 21. Farm Bureau members took on different roles in the event. Lucy Spruill helped with the Farm Bureau booth, Mike Harris drove his grandson on a John Deere tractor in the parade and Billy Daniels and Lauren Perry competed in a cornhole game.
YADKIN COUNTY Farm Bureau recently donated $30,000 to the Yadkin Soil and Water Conservation District for the purchase of a 10-foot John Deere No-Till Grain Drill, which will be available to Yadkin County farmers.

In Memory Of …
William Cortelle Jackson, 94, of Roseboro, former member of the State Board of Directors from 1966-79 and former President of Sampson County Farm Bureau, a role he held for 10 years. He was a farmer for 60 years and raised tobacco and produce, including champion watermelons and cantaloupes. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Peace Howard Jackson; a son, William Franklin Jackson of Roseboro; and a daughter, Mary Alice Jackson McLamb of Dunn. Our hearts go out to Mrs. Jackson, the Jackson family and Sampson County Farm Bureau.
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