On the Local Level Summer 2011

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WATAUGA COUNTY Farm Bureau member Daniel Brown, right, received the honor of having the Supreme Champion Heifer at the Northwest Livestock Show held June 23 at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem. Daniel is the son of Blake and Ann Brown.Watauga County Farm Bureau President Thad Taylor, left, presented a check to Bob and Agnes Shipley for the Robert G. and Agnes D. Shipley Foundation, in honor of The Shipleys’ birthdays.WATAUGA COUNTY Farm Bureau recently hosted an event to celebrate board member Robert “Bob” Shipley’s 99th birthday and his wife Agnes’ 94th birthday. Bob, a former agriculture educator and Western NC Agriculture Hall of Fame Member, has served on the board since the late 1950s and was president during the 1960s and 1970s. In honor of the Shipley’s birthdays, Watauga County Farm Bureau donated $994 to the couple’s scholarship foundation. Also attending the event were N.C. Rep. Jonathan Jordan and representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx.

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  1. Connie Smithwick

    October 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I am the county liaison for Bertie County Farm Bureau Federation. I have been in this job now for over 7 years. I was clueless to the impact the county Farm Bureaus have on their communities. I work with the most gracious, concerned and hard working men and women I know on our Board of Directors. When the tornadoes came through our county in April they jumped right into action. They saw a need and made sure people in the community had a safe place to keep what little belongings they had left, with the Container Relief Program. Through the help of other counties our county farm bureau was able to be there when the need came up. They are so willing to help out with needs in the schools and organizations throughout the community. The monatary donations; without even a blink of an eye, as well as their time, has made me so proud to be a tiny party of this awesome group of people. Thank you to the Bertie County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for allowing me to be a part of this experience. Connie Smithwick, Bertie County Farm Bureau County Liaison.

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