Over one hundred Farm Bureau members met Saturday Aug. 27 at the of Barton County Junior College Student Union for The Barton County Farm Bureau 93rd Annual Meeting to conduct the business of the Association.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of two Century Farm Awards to Farm Bureau members whose farms have been in the family for one hundred years or more. Those receiving the honor in 2011 were; Mr. and Mrs. Alan Stueder and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mauler.
Also honored but unable to attend were Mr. and Mrs. Ron Koelsch, Barton County’s Farm Family of the Year.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Brining were honored as Barton County’s Natural Resource Honorees. Farm Bureau President, Jerry Morgenstern, announced that the Brinings will also be honored at the Kansas Farm Bureau Annual Meeting as second place winners in the state competition. The Brinings were recognized for their efforts in environmental protection measures and conservation practices used on their farm.
Wayne Stoskopf was introduced as Barton County’s nominee for the Kansas Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award. The winner for this honor will be announced in Manhattan on Nov. 18th.
The formal business of the Association was conducted concluding with election of new officers to the Board of Directors and delegates to the Kansas Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. The board members for the upcoming year are Jerry Morgenstern President, Kyle Schartz Vice President, Bill Berchek Treasurer, Brad Birzer, Wendy Hughes, Tim Maier, Michael Bahr and Christine Clasen.