72nd Annual Farm Bureau Dinner Honored Local Farm & Ag Supporters

September 22, 2021
72nd Annual Farm Bureau Dinner 
Honored Local Farm & Ag Supporters 72nd Annual Farm Bureau Dinner
Honored Local Farm & Ag Supporters

Washington County Farm Bureau held their 72nd Annual Appreciation Dinner on Friday  September 17th in Fellowship Hall of the 1st Assembly of God Church in Potosi. A delicious roast beef and ham dinner was prepared  by the Church Ladies, which also included several types of wonderful desserts.

A short business meeting was held discussing the yearly Resolutions for 2021. The 2020-2021 State Fair Family was introduced and recognized - Brian and Gunnar Merkel.

 All Veterans present were recognized and received an American Flag lapel / hat pin and given a huge “Thanks for their service”.

5th District State Board Member Chris Brundick gave an update on the re-visiting of the W.O.T.U.S. issue.

Featured speaker Spencer Tuma M.O.F.B. National Legislative Programs Director gave an enlightening speech on several issues currently being discussed in Washington D.C.  

Both the Potosi and Valley Caledonia FFA Chapters were introduced and welcomed for their continued interaction with W.C.F.B.

Austyn Griffin and Victoria Phares,  graduated Potosi F.F.A. students were both presented with a plaque as “Top Hand” for their years of assistance with Washington Farm Bureau and leadership in school and community.  President Jim Reed gave a huge ‘Thank You’ to these great young ladies.

Sorting sticks and caps were presented to Mr. Brian Merkel, 4-H Gunnar Merkel and former Valley of Caledonia F.F.A. student Stetson McCoy. Jim Reed said, “They have been a big part of every W.C.F.B. event for the past year and longer.”

F.F.A. member Lilly Paisley  was also recognized for assisting with 2 events, as a newly elected officer and presented with a Farm Bureau cap.

Several door prizes were given to those in attendance. The Washington County Board would like to express their thanks to everyone that attended and made this a wonderful event.