The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce honored several local agriculturalists at the Annual Agribusiness Breakfast on June 2. Allen and Doris Conner were announced as winners of the 2011 Farmer of the Year Award. The two own a farm in Clermont that former Hall County Extension Agent Gene Anderson said was “green before green was cool.”
Cain Equipment, a Clermont-based farming equipment dealer since 1958, was named the 2011 Outstanding Agribusiness, and Kit Dunlap, President/CEO of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, was named Friend of Agriculture.
Billy Skaggs, chief operating officer of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and former Hall County Extension Agent, was inducted into the Ag Hall of Fame.