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Simpsonville’s Trumbo received soybean association’s top honor
Simpsonville farmer Jack Trumbo has been awarded the highest honor of the Kentucky Soybean Association – the Distinguished Service Award – as one of two he received at the organization’s recent commodities conference.
Trumbo also received a watch as a symbol of appreciation for his years of service as he retired from the soybean promotion board.
“It is with great pleasure that I present the 2013 Distinguished Service Award,” KSA President Davie Stephens said in presenting the award to Trumbo. “This award is the highest given by the Kentucky Soybean Association….
“In agriculture today we are blessed by many individuals who give of their time and talents. This year’s recipient [Trumbo] has truly been an asset to the soybean industry. Throughout his years of service, this individual has taken on many roles; top recruiter in 2001 and 2009, in 2001 he was awarded the Eddie Voils Leadership Award, and he also held the KSA leadership offices of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer before his term ended. He also chaired the membership committee for several years.”
“While serving on the American Soybean Association board, his service included work on Trade Policy and International Affairs Committee where he specialized in Human and Industrial Utilization. He was also a key leader on the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health board that brings the benefits of U.S. soy protein to developing countries. He was dedicated to developing working relationships with state and federal legislators in efforts to champion the soybean farmer’s national and international interest.”
Trumbo and his wife, Gwyn, own Trumbo Farms, where they raise soybeans, corn, wheat and rye on property in Shelby and Jefferson counties.
Jack Trumbo also was honored by the American Soybean Association for his 9 years as a director.
4-H camp enrollment
Shelby County 4-H Camp Enrollment forms will be available starting today. They can be picked up at the Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, or printed from the Shelby County Extension Office website, http://ces.ca.uky.edu/shelby. Camp Dates will be July 9-12. Space will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more information call 633-4593.
Food gardening classes
Want to grow your own fresh vegetables? Your own peaches, apples or blueberries? But don’t know how? The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service is offering classes on food gardening starting Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and running every Wednesday through April 10. The classes are free, but seating is limited, so you must reserve a spot by Tuesday. To reserve your space, call 633-4593.
Two pesticide applicator recertification meetings will be held Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Those sessions will be at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, call 633-4593.
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