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Posted: Wednesday, 19 March 2014 6:10AM

Max Armstrong Speaks During Trigg Ag Dinner

Farm broadcaster Max Armstrong says we must embrace technology and not be afraid to tell our story of agriculture. Armstrong was the featured speaker for the Trigg County Agriculture Appreciation Dinner at the Trigg County Recreation Complex Tuesday night. Armstrong, who has been on WGN in Chicago for more than 40 years, and co-hosts "This Week In Agribusiness" with Orion Samuelson, talked about the aspects of the 2014 Farm Bill that was signed into last month. Armstrong says one of the most important parts of the farm bill may be research.

Armstrong also encouraged each of those on hand for Tuesday's dinner to leave their legacy, using the example of his former 4-H leader from his hometown in southern Indiana.

Meanwhile during the awards program Committee member David Fourquean presented the Friend of Agriculture Award to Kentucky American Seeds owner Charles Petty. Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander presented the Agribusiness of the Year Award to Security Seed and Chemical, with Manager Brian Fitzsimmons accepting the award. Trigg County Agriculture Instructor and FFA Advisor Karen Nolcox presented the Outstanding Youth In Agriculture Award to FFA President Allen Humphries. And Chris Bryant presented a 25-hundred dollar check to Trigg County FFA from the Monsanto America Grow's Communities program.

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