The Alamance County Agri-Business Committee recently hosted the 39th Annual Agriculture Appreciation Banquet on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Occasions Restaurant in Burlington.  The event started many years ago as a way to show gratitude to the hard-working farm families in Alamance County.    

The 2024 Service to Agriculture Award was presented to John and Olga Elder by Bill Kleiner, Director of the Alamance County Cooperative Extension. The 2024 Conservation Farm Family Award was presented to Willie and Emily Holliday and Family by Brad Moore, Administrator of the Alamance County Soil and Water Conservation District, and by Roy Stanley, Chairman of Alamance County Soil and Water Conservation Board.

After the awards were presented, Vaughn Willoughby, President of the Alamance County Farm Bureau Board, addressed the attendees with special remarks about the agriculture industry.  Following Mr. Willoughby was Reagan Gural from Alamance Chamber with additional special remarks.  The guest speakers of the evening were Joey Carter, NC Hog Farmer and Chad Herring from NC Farm Families. 

The Agriculture Appreciation Banquet would not be possible without the Alamance County Agri-Business Committee Members and the sponsors that contribute and support the committee’s plan of work each year, which also includes the Farm-to-Table event held in the fall for 800+ 4th graders.

Media Contact:
Lauren Langley
Chair, Agri-Business Committee

Sarah Maddry
Co-Chair, Agri-Business Committee                         

Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office
Phone: 336-570-6740

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