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Farmer of the Year
Award Dinner & Annual Meeting of the Members

Thank you to all our sponsors, auction item donors, and everyone who attended this year's Jim Kuhn Memorial Farmer of the Year Award Dinner Thursday, October 13th!

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors of the 2016 Farmer of the Year banquet!

Diamond

Crop Production Services

Bloom to Box Crop Care, Inc.

Wingate Company

Jack Bros. Inc.

RDO Equipment

Platinum

Crystal Organic Farms

Gold

Farm Credit West

Chirp Farms

Rogers & Rogers Auto Group

EFR Environmental Services, Inc.

State Compensation Insurance Fund

Madjac Farms, Inc.

Vessey & Company

Broma Applicators LLC

Brandt Co., Inc.

Oasis Farming, Inc.

Silver

Clayton's Drain Tile Maintenance, Inc.

IVH2O

Swain & Kennerson

Tyler Insurance Agency

Cooperswest Insurance Agency

Rockwood Chemical Co.

Kevin Grizzle Farms

International Farm Services

Community Valley Bank

Mesquite Cattle Feeders, Inc.

Steve Dahm Ranches

Sun Valley Applicators LLC

DanMar Farms, Inc.

Osage Citrus

DEF Products LLC

Mike Sudduth Farms, Inc.

McConnell Ranch

In Memory of Jack & Pauline McConnell

Thank you to all who
have donated items for the
live and silent auctions.

If you are interested in sponsoring next year's event, call us at 760.352.3831!

Jim Kuhn Memorial Farmer of the Year Award

In 2005, the Imperial County agriculture community suffered a tremendous loss with the untimely death of local farmer Jim Kuhn.

Jim had a passion for his family, community and farm, a love for the Imperial Valley, zest for life, and was always encouraging others.

Imperial County Farm Bureau memorialized Jim with the Jim Kuhn Memorial Farmer of the Year Award to encourage other farmers to follow in Jim's footsteps by being leaders in the agriculture community. The award is presented in October each year at our annual meeting of the members.


The first recipients of the award were Jim and Heidi Kuhn.

Recipients are selected for their contribution to the agriculture industry through innovation, promotion of ag education, involvement in the agriculture community, as well as their overall involvement and contribution to our community as a whole.

 

If you are a Farm Bureau Ag Member and would like to nominate someone for 2015 Farmer of the Year, please click here to download a nomination form.

 

Farmers of the Year

2005 - Jim & Heidi Kuhn

2006 - Donald H. Cox

2007 - Jack & Pauline McConnell
Click here for images from the 2007 Farmer of the Year banquet.

2008 - William I. DuBois, Sr.
Click here for images from the 2008 Farmer of the Year banquet.

2009 - Larry Gilbert
Click here for images from the 2009 Farmer of the Year banquet.

2010 - John Kubler, Jr.
Click here for images from the 2010 Farmer of the Year banquet.

2011 - Neal Jack
Click here for images from the 2011 Farmer of the Year banquet.

2012 - Jack Fleming
Click here for images from the 2012 Farmer of the Year banquet.

2013 - Al Kalin
Click here for images from the 2013 Farmer of the Year banquet.

2014 - Stephen Elmore

2015 - William Brandt

2016 - Ben Abatti Sr.


Contact Farm Bureau today if you are interested in learning more or sponsoring next year's event.