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The 2013 Farm City Banquet, the 55th annual celebration in Franklin County, was held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Capital Plaza Hotel.  Hosted by the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Whitaker Bank, the ceremony was MC’d by Warren Beeler.  The Benson Creek Band played some wonderful Bluegrass and gave attendees a warm welcome.  This year, there was a record number of guests.  The Whitaker Bank Farm/City Banquet recognizes the contribution of agriculture and promotes communication between farm and business communities.  Students from Franklin County and Western Hills High School FFA programs were wonderful servers to an amazing meal.

Many thanks to the Corporate Sponsor Whitaker Bank

Table Sponsors are as follows:

Amerigas

A T & T

Central KY Agricultural Credit Association

Farm Bureau Insurance Services

Farm Credit Mid America

Farmers Bank

First Federal Savings Bank of Frankfort

Frankfort Jaycees

Frankfort Kiwanis Club

Frankfort Plant Board

Franklin Co. Cattlemen’s Association

Franklin Co. Conservation District

Franklin Co. Cooperative Extension Services

Franklin County Farm Bureau

Franklin County Fiscal Court

Kentucky State University – Land Grant Program

LeCompte Johnson Taylor Funeral Home

Meyer Midwest, Inc.

Roy Peach Lumber & Supply, Inc.

Sunset Memorial Gardens

Whitaker Bank

Congratulations to the 2013 Farm/City Banquet Award Winners:

Pioneer Farmer – Donnie Bailey

Outstanding Young Farmer – Nathan Hughes

Master Conservationist – Steve Thornton

Urban Farming Award – Fantasy Forest at Rye’s Garden

Whitaker Bank Paul Gray Scholarship – Pamela Schwartz

Farm Bureau Paul Gray Scholarship – Patrick Ueltschi

Pioneer Educator – Carol Banks

Pioneer Business – Frankfort Country Club

The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would also like the thank our Farm/City Banquet committee mem-bers: Farm/City Banquet Chairperson Robert Cox, Whitaker Bank; Keenan Bishop, Franklin County Extension Office; Sharon Spencer, Franklin County Farm Bureau, Laura Kronauer Frankfort Jaycees; Myron Moore, Kentucky Employees Credit Union; Louie Rivers, Ken-tucky State University; and Darvin Sebastian, Franklin County Farm Bureau for their dedication and service. Special thanks to Jon Sut-phin, Capital City Christian Church for hosting our invocation.  To see photos from this event in a different format or to order prints, click HERE.

MARK THE DATE:

Farm/City Field Day held at Julian Farm

1915 Louisville Road

July 11, 2013

The Julian Farm will celebrate 200 years of family farming this September help us celebrate their Bicentennial by attending Field Day.