GALLIPOLIS — Gallia Soil and Water District recently held its award banquet to recognize leaders in agriculture and and conservation efforts.
Soil Judging and Overall AG Team, Gallia Academy High School made of Grace Montgomery, Jonas McCreedy and Koren Traunce.
Soil Judging Overall Urban Team, Gallia Academy High School made of Jonas McCreedy, Clay Montgomery, Caleb and Kyle Greenlee.
Individual Ag, first place Jonas McCreedy, second place Joel Brumfield (River Valley, not pictured), third place Koren Truance.
Affiliate Members Recognitio, from left to right: Lawrence Burdell , David Carter, Barb & Frank Mills, Rugged Hills Farm -Rob Massie Farm Family, Gallia County Farm Bureau -Jake Bodimer President, Woodward Ohillco Farms – Bob Woodward, Cattlemen’s Association – Clif Riehm, Tim Massie Family Farms , Kail Burleson. Front, left to right, JoAnn Swain, John Cardwell, Sharon Cremeens, Carmichael Agency – John and Loralee Carmichael, Country Crane Services – Tom Stump. Others that are not pictured: Robert & Vickie Powell, Thomas Do It Center, Victor & Mary Niday, Verlin Swain, Gallipolis In Bloom, Daines Insurance, United Producers, Ray and Janet Hughes, C.H. McKenzie Agricultural Center, and Clearview Farms.
Kindergarten Coloring Contest, First place – Gretchen Miller from Southwestern Elementary in Mrs. Morgan’s class, second place – Jeremiah Spaulding from Vinton Elementary in Mrs. Jones’ class, (not pictured) third place – Brian Randolph from Ohio Valley Christian School in Mrs. Lee’s class.
Photo contest, Student division, first place – Grace Montgomery, second place – Conner Nibert.
Photo Contest, Adult division, first place – Jerri Ingles, second place – Mark Baldwin, not pictured, third place – Katie Caudill.
Distinguished Service Award, Gallia County Conservation Club who in turn gave a country scenery picture to Gallia SWCD for their partnership. From left to right, Ed Clary, Beth Wamsley, Erica Preston and Eric Clary.
Conservation Farm Family, Greenlee Family Farms, Kyle, Cheryl, Phil, Caleb and B.
Individual Urban, third place – Caleb Greenlee, second place – Kyle Greenlee, first place – Clay Montgomery.
Outstanding Farm Woman – Donna Taylor with family, Bryce Taylor, Valerie Weaver, Donna Taylor, Brooke Kennedy and Dale Taylor.
Cooperator of the Year, Matt and Sally Richards.
Big Tree Award, Larry Betz and Garrett Fulk.
Beginning Farmer Award, Cliff and Tiffany Riehm with R Star Livestock.