On the Local Level Summer 2011
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.